12 Mar Graphic Design – What’s In for 2015?
2015 is off with a bang. Now that we’re nearing the end of 1st quarter, it’s a good time to take a step back and see what graphic design trends are “sticking.”
According to Cardprinting, a card printing company in New York, here are the top trends to look out for.
Keep it Simple… and Flat
Brands like Microsoft Windows 8, Google and eBay have already demonstrated the importance of flat design. 2015 says get rid of glossy buttons, beveled edges and complicated gradients.
The Pinterest Grid
Pinterest really pioneered the use of the geometry and precision. Still focusing on visual appeal, the grid design calculates the placement of objects within the page based on logic and how the user will scan and digest what they are seeing. Solid colors and bold outlines complement this design style.
K-pop in the House
K-pop, an abbreviation of Korean pop, is a musical genre originating in South Korea that is characterized by a wide variety of audiovisual elements. Although it comprises all genres of “popular music” within South Korea, the term is more often used in a narrower sense to describe a modern form of South Korean pop music covering dance-pop, pop ballad, electronic, rock, metal, hip-hop music and R&B. In terms of design, it translates to loud, bright and playful features, short and quirky taglines, smiley faces, brightly colored comic strip scenes, and sometimes clashing tones.
Boring Fonts are Banished
Thanks to the rise of free typekits (like Google Fonts), traditional fonts have been given the boot. Brands are adopting custom fonts, including large, mix and match and handwritten types.
No More Stock in Stock
Illustrations have replaced stock images. Brands are embracing this trend as they convey a unique message, are difficult to for competitors to copy, and do not carry the annoying copyright issues that accompany stock photos.
Retro is Back
Designs like paisley offer crazy colorways and thick black borders, creating a retro feel. These designs can appear simple yet include classic detailing suck as flowers, foliage and obscure new shapes.
What design trends have you spotted in 2015? Share by commenting below!
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