We scoured the internet, analyzed and cross-checked articles and sites to unearth and share with you five design trends that will (we hope), plague the world in 2019. With these predictions in place, we hope you we will bring you the power to make waves and stay on top of your design game in the year to come.
Gradients have been a mainstay in the design landscape for the past year or two. But 2019 will bring in even more creative applications of gradients like you have never seen before. Speak of incorporation of it into design and type, or maybe more! There’s so much more that can be done with this fun, spirited and retro looking design element.
Type fans rejoice, 2019 will be a year where type goes on crack. 2018 has seen chaotic designs and text-play made to attract attention. With 2019’s sway towards the maximalist trend, type in 2019 will build upon that rapport with tons more of opportunities for bold, radical and unconventional typography. Just keep in mind that legibility is still a cardinal aspect of type functionality!
Moving Images has and always will have a special place in everyone’s hearts with its amazing ability to convert, entertain and inform. With the advancements in technology, moving images like the common GIF can now be easily and readily integrated into all forms of media (not including print of course). From web design to broadcast or set designs, the possibilities are endless.
Social Issues Responses
The world is starting to take more interest and pay more attention to social issues in our lives. From mental health to inclusivity, 2018 has seen them all. As we all start to grow more aware, there’s a high chance for individuals and brands to become more vocal and supportive of causes and beliefs that they stand for. A much needed and very appreciated trend.
It’s time to leave your margins and grids at the door as you enter 2019. It’s time to open your mind and eyes to full-width open compositions in design. Web designers have been experimenting with this in 2018, but its high time to bring this imaginative and open idea out to the other mediums in design in the new year.
2019 will see re-imagination and reinvention of the trends in 2018. So go break some rules and have some fun in the new year. Who knows perhaps you will be the one blazing the trail and setting the trend in 2020.
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