Graphic design trends are always changing. Sometimes they go away only to come back re-interpreted. In this post I tried to capture 7 Graphic Design Trends in 2019 with examples that you can use for inspiration.
Some of the resources below are Photoshop resources that are free to download, some are simply projects that designers have made. There is no authority on setting design trends in graphic design, however we can guess from the kind of graphic designs that were successful last year, what will work and what we should improve as graphic designers this year.
Making images black and white and increasing the contrast gives a very clean look to designs. Another design trend is the black on black design where emphasis is put on the gloss of the subject. This sometimes is meant to underline the premium aspect of the product or subject presented. This can be achieved by using low key light photography.
Using scripted fonts (fonts that look hand written) the designs get a fresh and young look. The design speaks to the young and hip. This is very important for brands that have a mainly young and trendy audience.
Gold will always be gold. In design it indicates premium products, highly refined and top quality. Desingers use all sorts of methods to achieve the gold look especially for things that are not normally made out of gold. This augments the effect.
Gold in special and the metallic look in design indicates cleanliness, order and attention to details.
Typography is more than text. Text communicates messages in many ways. Through the text itself, the style of the text (fonts), but it can also be stretched, bended and warped in various forms and shapes. Here are just a few creative poster examples that show what can be done with typography in design.