Staying on trend is pretty important in the graphic design world, At Yes we feel that trends are nothing new, chances are everything has already been done before but they simply re-emerge every 20 to 30 years later into a modern contemporary style!
With so many cool trends evolving here are some Graphic Design Trends Predictions for 2019!
1| Motion Design
There will be a rise of motion design which will be used for communication in illustrations, logos, websites, UI/UX and social media marketing!
2| Isometric Design
Combining illustration with isometric type can create cool compositions. Expect to see more isometric illustrations with large typography!
3| 80’s and 90’s
80’s and 90’s inspired designs will continue to influence the design world. Expect more bright colours, geometric shapes and retro graphics!
4| Big Limbs illustration
The audience will be drawn to quirky characters illustrations. Big limbs and small head/face style will become popular!
5| Minimalist Illustration
Expect to see more Minimalist Illustrations without facial features being used!
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6| Curve edges
Move away for hard edges, instead designers will be drawn to use curve, soft edges being as image frames!
7| Bright Colours
Experiment with bold and bright colour combinations! Pink colour will be very trendy!
8| Sliced Images
This abstract style, when used sparingly can create cool, fun composition and bring an boring image to life!
9|Fluid Soft Edges
Expect more fluid soft edges used as bounding box!
Using noisy textures will add depth to your artwork and will be popular in illustrations as it can be used to add shadow, highlight and depth!
Expect to see Icons and illustrations using thick strokes! A great way to make your design stand out!
Geometric shapes are popular in graphic design and it will continue to be used in 2019!
Digital & traditional handlettering are still very popular. As we move more digital, people are also drawn to traditional handlettering designs!
14|Mixed Media Design
Mobile apps such as Procreate makes it easy and faster to combine photos and illustrations together to create fun mixed- media compositions!
Gradient colouring have always been popular! we will see designers mixing meshes with gradients in 2019!
There has been a rise of digital paper cutouts style recently which will continue to be popular in 2019!
Overall there has been a rise of 80’s and 90’s style recently in fashion, film, and art. The 80’s and 90’s kids are now the main influencers in terms of designing, buying and consuming and as a result brands will now produce products that add excitement and nostalgia for them while still appealing to the mass younger audience!
Are there any particular trends you are excited by? If you have enjoyed reading this post, you may be interested in a similar post on colour trends and combinations!