Graphic design trends, just like any other trend in popular culture, tend to come and go. On that note, though, trends in graphic design usually do not disappear, but they evolve into something new. Case in point: according to experts like Ram V Chary, grunge typography is now growing out of its adolescent phase and becoming a legitimate style used in formal branding materials. It’s also interesting to note that they are often inspired by something else entirely with the evolution of trends.
Here are ten trends to watch for in 2022:
1) Geometric Designs
Geometric designs are hot right now and show no signs of disappearing any time soon. They are simple, elegant, and versatile – making them the perfect choice for a wide range of applications. Expect to see more of these designs in the years to come!
Duotone is another trend that is growing in popularity. This style involves using two colors rather than one. Like geometric designs, duotone is versatile and can be used in various applications, including brand guidelines, print materials, websites, social media campaigns, etc.
3) Illustrative Typefaces
You may find that illustrative typefaces are the new trendiest style of fonts to use for logos. These styles usually feature vibrant colors and bold outlines, making them stand out on any printed material or online campaign.
4) Scripted Lettering & Hand-Drawn Elements
Scripted lettering (or hand-drawn elements) are also trending because they give images an organic feel that reflects the past while hinting at what’s to come. This effect is achieved by using raw textured fonts or by adding hand-drawn elements to your designs.
5) Mixed Media
Mixed media is a trend that has been around for a few years now, and it doesn’t look like it will be disappearing any time soon. This style involves using a variety of different design elements in one cohesive piece. This can include anything from photography to illustration, typography, and even 3D elements.
6) Bold & Bright Colors
Bold and bright colors are still popular – especially for branding purposes. So expect to see more businesses using eye-catching color schemes in their marketing materials in the years to come.
7) Vintage Style
Vintage styles are always popular and show no signs of disappearing. In fact, they are evolving into a more modern look over time by using a brighter color palette and a cleaner version of a dated font.
8) Double-Toned Designs
Double-toned designs involve using two different colors in the same design, often with one being light and the other being dark or black. This style is both elegant and modern looking, so it’s no wonder why it’s popular right now!
9) Minimalist Designs
Minimalist designs are another trend that is not going away any time soon. In fact, they are becoming even more popular as people are beginning to appreciate the simplicity and elegance of less being more.
Gradients are making a comeback and for a good reason! They add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any design and can be used in a variety of different applications.