8 Graphic Design Trends for 2021
Graphic design trends are always changing. For this 2021 we’ll have several trends that quickly adapt to new technologies and the upcoming changes of today’s society.
Whether you’re thinking about creating a new brand from scratch, or to redesign a brand you already have; it’s surely a good idea to get to know first the upcoming trends. Being aware of these trends allows you to be updated and know what to expect when working with graphic designers this year.
This 2021 will be full of graphic design trends towards depth and reality, as well as fun, simplicity and illusion design.
Let’s see what are these trends for this new year!
1. Organic / Nature-inspired Design
During the last year, many of us have been locked inside without being able to breathe fresh air and enjoy nature. So, as an escape, design offers a way out into nature-like environments like forests, landscapes and organic views.
This is why the nature-inspired and organic design is one of the strongest growing trends in graphic design, because it brings nature into our homes with animals, trees, leaves, water and other organic elements.
2. Structured Chaos
This trend mixes two different disciplines that compete with one another, and that’s why it’s called structured chaos. It mixes different styles such as asymmetric design, stratification, chaos, experimental typography into the minimalism organized structure.
This is a fun (and a little bit crazy) trend, which certainly catches the viewer’s eye by having different elements that are not visually overwhelming.
3. Gold Design
This trend is filled with brightness, textures, metal, luxury and quality. This will be used a lot in 2021 designs, so get ready to see it everywhere!
This trend is so classy and elegant, and works great for branding and mobile designs for fashion or luxury brands.
4. 3D Elements and Typography
3D elements and typography are in constant growth, and in 2021 will be stronger.
Today we find 3D style designs with different sizes, colors and shapes in websites, ads, mobile apps and more. It will be a great fit for your visual identity for this new year.
5. Emoji Design
For this 2021, both brands and graphic designers are using emojis to show their emotional side.
Emojis can be fun and cute, which makes them perfect to create a more human and customized experience, specially when it comes to emotional marketing for humans.
Illustrations are also a trend for this 2021. Brands and companies are using illustration or hand-drawn elements in their branding, websites, mobile apps and communications. This is because illustrations add up a memorable and unique look and feel to the design.
Illustration styles as flat design, hand-drawn typography and raw sketches will be trending for the entire 2021.
7. Abstract Futurism
Abstract and futuristic design will also have a great impact in this 2021, since it’s a completely hypnotizing design.
This abstract futurism is based on optic illusions, floating objects, bright colors, metallic textures, surreal flowers, geometric and 3D shapes, and more. Combined, they create an astonishing visual effect that surely captures the viewer’s attention.
8. Retro Wave
A retro wave is coming! The retro-like futurism transport people to an exciting technological future.
This trend goes back to a time where people dreamed about a fully automated future. By using bright colors and curve typography, it offers an optimistic and futurist vision for people all over the world, especially in these pandemic times we’re living.
We hope these trends will help you create and design something astonishing for your brand and projects. Now you know what’s coming up!
These graphic design trends for 2021 will give to an opportunity to make a reboot for your brand or your projects. Don’t be afraid to implement one (or several) trends to move forward and grow bigger, while keeping up with the everlasting changes in the world!
2021 is here to rock it!
If you need help to design your brand identity for this new year, and reach out to your target audiences, drop us a line! We can help you design your branding and marketing collaterals to look amazing this 2021.