We already are in the New Year, graphic design trends keep changing every now and then and as a graphic designer, you must get aware of the changing trends. It is very interesting to note the altering ambiance in the designing world. Let us get equipped with some of the changes that shall be introduced in the graphic design world.
Text Portraits are going to be the next big thing in the world of graphic designing. Bold photography mixed with sleek text to give definition to the photos as well as enhance the reader’s engagement is the new trend. This combination of graphics will take over the market of fashion, putting forth bold designs for the active Sports wears like Nike etc.
The text is sleek in contrast with the bold photographs making an eye-appealing design.
Parallax Scrolling is in trend for quite a time now and is going to get more and more advanced. This is a method in which the background and the foreground move at varying speeds to create an impression of depth. Such designing effects tell a story in an animated pattern which is quite appealing to the eyes, hence providing relevant information in an interactive way that holds the user’s interest quite well.
Minimalism is Back Again
When we talk about minimalism all we have in mind is a black and white image. Minimalism has got confined to black and white color schemes. In 2017 we expect the colors to come back with adornments and replace the boring old form of minimalism. So now with the revival of a new age of minimal designs, we can expect a whole new era of graphics.
Modernized Retro Takes Over
The retro designs are inspired from the early 60s and 70s and comprise of logos and designs picked up from old telephones, video games, pixel art etc. The Modern Retro designs are following the 80s and 90s trends and are a whole new game altogether. The flowy script, labels, and badges will take over former designs and will also feature a change in the color palette as well. You can expect new life into old graphics; is all we can sum up this into!
GIFs on an Another Level
When texts fail to impress, GIFs come to the rescue! They express the right emotion when texts seem to lose the game. The use of GIFs brings life and is more expressive compared to still images. The design trend grabs the attention of the user in a second and remains in the mind as well.
The use of vibrant and bold duotones with contrasting colors will surely be the next best thing in the graphic design world. The use is pretty simple but leaves ample amount of effect on the onlooker. This technique shall make the images pop out on the contrasting backgrounds (say neutral backgrounds) of websites and web pages.
To push the boundaries of graphic design one must experiment; magical realism is the thing. These kinds of images make an excellent backdrop of posters, promotions and on social media sites as well. These bring a sensation of magic and will leave your audience in an awe-inspiring mood. Add styles of your own like grunge to make your design more realistic.
Louder and Brighter Colors
Expect 2017 graphics to be more inclined towards the loud and bright side of the color palette. Bold and vibrant color shall take over, which are quite close to their parent or dominant hue. This trend would surely pick up pace. The trend is already leading the pack as using bold colors are being mixed with professionally edited photos to create exceptional designs. The quick tip is to look for the parent color and intensify it. And for the photographs, go bold and saturate the colors of your image.
These were some of the graphic design trends that are sure to conquer the world of designing in a brand new way. Try your hand at designing with these new trends and add style to your designing! We hope this article was of help and we promise to bring newer design trends and techniques at your very disposal.