Design trends are history in the making, and we’re going to take a closer look a few you’ve likely been seeing lately:
1. Getting “Serious” About Logos
We’re still seeing a rise in brand identities shedding their initial startup quirkiness and turning toward a more modern, sans-serif version. It might be a little bit boring, but perhaps they’ve just matured… or maybe they are just playing into what they know we all feel comfortable and familiar with. Either way, expect to see more brands rock a clean, modern version as 2019 marches on.
2. Outlined Text
Half here… half gone… there’s something intriguing about outlined type, which draws the eye – a smart move for memorable branding!
3. Iconoclast Illustrations
More expressive graphics are popping up all over the web, melding physical & digital landscapes together in an abstract way using photo collages and three-dimensional illustration.
4. Adventurous Fonts
While logo designs are continuing to trend toward sameness, we’re seeing more headlines with vintage, abstract, chubby, and nostalgic fonts. An easy way to break up the monotony without going off the deep end is to use various weights of the same font instead.
5. Massive Type
We’re seeing text blocks so large that they break a word or sentence into fragments, which forces you to focus your full attention in order to read each word in it’s entirety – brilliant!
And to round out the Top 10 design trends of 2019:
Inclusivity in Design
Grid-Style Text Blocks
Designing for Mobile first