Looking for previous graphic design trends is the best way to find out what was popular last year. But how do we know what is popular right now? With access to some leading fashion trend reports we can stay current with upcoming trends for fashion, color, graphics design and more. Here are some of the reports collected by FIDM Library, one of the largest specialized fashion libraries in the United States.
Sketchbook Illustrations on the T-shirts
Leading trend forecast company WGSN recently reported key graphic design trends and emerging new directions for prints and graphics. Citing “sketchbook” graphics as a key trend in T-shirt designs in its Las Vegas Trade Shows Prints & Graphics Marketing Report, WGSN states “Emphasis is on illustration, artisanal trends, minimalist contemporary styling and the strong winter outdoor look”.
Key design elements of the “sketchbook” graphic design trend include:
- Single-line doodles and rudimentary mark-making create quick, expressive motifs, as though scanned from a sketchbook.
- This alternative DIY attitude adds a playful naivety to brands’ jerseywear pieces, and a refreshing contrast to the more graphic stories of the season.
- Styles also highlight the emerging trend for handcrafted design.
Logo Design Trends
We look forward Logo Lounge’s annual Logo Design Trend Report every year– a great go-to source for identifying key logo design trends based on the previous year’s work. For example, for its 2014 Logo Design report, they examined 24,500 marks to extract 15 clear graphic design trends. So have we got here so far? According to Logo Lounge some of the 2014-2015 graphic design trends are still