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Five Stunning Graphic Design Trends of 2021

The world of Graphic Design is a fast-paced, ever-changing landscape. As we make our way more than halfway through 2021, many new design trends have emerged that have caught our eye.   

1. 3D Design

3D design isn’t anything new, however, this year we’ve seen many variations, primarily adding depth and a touch of reality with innovative, imaginative techniques from 3D character design to combining 3D objects with typography and much more.

2. Nature-Inspired Design

This beautiful, organic design trend is inspired by nature motifs such as leaves, trees, flowers, mountains etc. and all are combined with a natural colour palette. These beautiful and often illustrative nature designs have been popular in 2021. They remind you what you are missing when you are staying home due to the pandemic.

3. Geometric Shapes

Geometric shapes are also a popular design trend emerging into 2021 as a new yet old trend. Geometry is a great element in the design process. It allows parts of and the whole design to stand in the eye of the observer. Regularities of shapes and space have long been taking part in many artistic processes, such as geometric shapes that are very popular due to their flawless forms.

4. Cartoon Illustrations

Cartoon illustrations are a popular design trend with getting your design to stand out from generic branding. They are imaginative with an element of playfulness that raises a smile or interest in the viewer.  Cartoon illustrations are perfect for memorable and recognisable branding because they can be used on business cards, websites, social media etc.

5. Optical Illusions

Optical illusions have entered into 2021 by breaking through the boundaries with their unique movement and eye-catching design. 

This trendy and funky design style will blow you away while hypnotically pulling you in. It’s an addictive and clever style that has a magical way of dragging viewers eyes in.

The world of graphic design is a world that is constantly evolving and growing. These five Graphic Design trends of 2021 are here for you to observe, inspire you and lead you into more creativity! 2021 is seeing designers not just pushing the boundaries but, breaking them into a more visual and unique world.


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