The creativity of graphic designers always manages to surprise us (...or not). Each year, we make huge research to identify the exact graphic design trends that are most likely to make it to the top of the charts during the next calendar year. Hope you are ready because this list is also backed up with awesome inspiring examples. Let's begin!
3D won’t fade away any time soon. In 2020, we will keep seeing awesome 3D graphic design compositions. Designers will combine 3D objects with other realities, as well, such as photos and 2D objects.
The duotone craze from graphic design trends 2017 has now evolved into an even more simplified version - monochromatic color effect. This filter is now widely used on photos or separate parts in graphic composition.
In 2020, designers are playing with typography big time! We will be seeing artistic typography, maxi typography split into multiple lines, thick and heavy fonts, as well as typography which forms various shapes.
Designers have been combining real-life photos with doodles or simple illustrations that replace parts of the photo or interact with it. The creative and unusual trend helps achieve more informal and fun compositions.
In 2020, isometric graphic design evolves into a fully animated and super engaging visual motion. Isometric design keeps evolving to a point where it looks like an actual 3D which moves and plays with the audience.
It seems that in 2020, we will be experiencing a blast from the past. By using earthy colors and hand-drawn ink illustrations, web and graphic designers are creating compositions that convey the home-feeling of the 50s’ designs.
We see a rise in the use of patterns and texture but not necessarily used in the traditional way. Combining several patterns in one design or only sections of pattern covering the screen will be the norm in 2020.
Using plain geometric shapes is still one of the leading trends in the field for 2020. Geometric designs may look simple but they actually require a lot of work in order to recreate a composition that carries the right meaning for people to grasp.
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