Graphic design is a constant changing field with new ideas and visual styles, always looking for new ways to evolve and advance. That is why every year there are new or altered graphic design trends appearing. In this article, we introduce some of the exciting trends for 2021 that are being used more frequently in the industry.
Graphic design trend – Groovy fonts on display
Typography is an ever-changing field with endless possibilities for experiment and development. Last year, we were making fonts bold and magnetic. In 2021 designers are searching for something new and different. This year will give us more extraordinary display typefaces with geometrical dimensions and 3D fonts in acid colour palettes and gradients. When building a brand, the typography is important. To develop a font uniquely designed for your brand is a great way to create a unique expression and make people recognize you in the crowd.
See more at Oberlo, Studio Aurora, Dualist
Get inspired from A to Z!
We love to explore typography and get inspired by expressive and creative fonts. The project 36 days of type combines passion for graphic design together with the letters and numbers of the Latin alphabet. Designers, illustrators and graphic artists are each year challenged to design a letter or number each day for 36 days. The result? Beautiful, inspiring interpretations of the same symbols from thousands different perspectives.
See more at 36 days of type
Graphic design trend – Go monochrome or duotone?
Duotone design refers to creations that are made up of two contrasting colors, while monochrome design refers to the use of varying tones of a single color. These two ways of expressing colour, we see are getting a push this year. Monochrome and duotone designs are being used in online campaigns and advertisement as well as in packaging and product design.
See more at Sammontana Gruvi, Designbold, Kolorless, Spotify
Graphic design trend – The dark mode
Dark UI design is a trend that’s growing fast! The use of dark mode in UI design is increasing since more and more users around the world prefer a dark interface before a bright. A dark mode is a useful option for when you want to draw attention to the content, for example reading, music apps and productivity software. Both Apple and Google have incorporated a dark theme in their user interfaces. A muted design helps focus attention and enhance accessibility more than a bright design does.
See more at Imam Abdul Azis, Elena Zelova, Ariuka
What trends will you incorporate in your designs in 2021?