2016 Color Trends: Spring Brings Calm Hues (Downloads)
Jan27

2016 Color Trends: Spring Brings Calm Hues (Downloads)

To pinpoint the hot color trends for spring 2016, we looked to leading trend forecast company WGSN, as well as Pantone–the world’s authority on color trends– to research which colors would dominate our fashion, interior and graphic design this fall. “Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves,” says Leatrice Eiseman Executive...

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Fall 2015 Color Trend Report + Free Downloads: ’70s Hues Make a Comeback this Fall
Jul20

Fall 2015 Color Trend Report + Free Downloads: ’70s Hues Make a Comeback this Fall

To pinpoint the hot color trends for fall 2015, we looked to leading trend forecast company WGSN, as well as Pantone–the world’s authority on color trends– to research which colors would dominate our fashion, interior and graphic design this fall. The trending colors for fall 2015 have been described as “decidedly ’70s” by Harper’s Bazaar’s Sarah Lindig. “From natural earth tones to groovy...

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Graphic Design Trends 2015: Sketchbook Illustrations on Urban Tees
Mar17

Graphic Design Trends 2015: Sketchbook Illustrations on Urban Tees

Leading trend forecast company WGSN recently reported key graphic design trends and emerging new directions for prints and graphics across American markets from apparel industry Las Vegas tradeshows Capsule, Agenda, Project, Pool and Liberty. 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,...

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Graphic Design Trends 2015: Logo Lounge Cites These 15 Logo Design Trends from 212,000 Marks
Jan15

Graphic Design Trends 2015: Logo Lounge Cites These 15 Logo Design Trends from 212,000 Marks

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. The site currently has more than 212,00 logos submitted from designers all over the world. For its 2014 Logo Design report, they examined 24,500 marks to extract 15 clear graphic design trends. In addition to the 15 trends shown below, author Bill Gardner cites...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Elegant Black with Gold Holiday Packaging
Dec17

Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Elegant Black with Gold Holiday Packaging

Leading trend forecast and analysis company WGSN recently published its “Holiday Packaging Round Up 2014″ report, summarizing graphic design trends in holiday packaging, identifying black-with-gold-accents as a dominating color direction for product packaging. “Black with gold accents is a new luxurious colorway for winter celebrations set to remain through to 2016, as forecasted in our Divine Darks Christmas...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Edgy, Flashy Temporary Tattoos are on the Rise
Oct21

Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Edgy, Flashy Temporary Tattoos are on the Rise

A whole new career opportunity has opened up for graphic designers in the area of temporary tattoos thanks to brands like Tattify, Tattly and Flash Tattoos that are ramping up the noncommittal body art market. Above: 1 Various temporary tattoos by Tattly // 2 Top-selling “Twin Rose” tattoo by Tattify designed by Ien Levine // 3 “Child of Wild” temporary tattoos by Flash Tattoos // 4 “Fly” tattoo by...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Black & Minimalist Health & Beauty Packaging
Oct13

Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Black & Minimalist Health & Beauty Packaging

Organic beauty products are taking on an edgier, more elegant tone housed in black, minimal packaging according to leading trend forecast and analysis company, WGSN/Stylesight. The company cites “Black Emphasis” as a theme in its Prints & Graphics/ Branding & Packaging: Monumental Packaging trend forecast report describing an emphasis on the “refinement of a Japanese aesthetic” by brands like Morihata “whose products are...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014: 10 Subscription Brands that Will Make You Rethink the Cardboard Package
Sep09

Graphic Design Trends 2014: 10 Subscription Brands that Will Make You Rethink the Cardboard Package

Subscription box service brands are on the rise according to Forbes, offering delivery services for consumers of varied of interests– from foodies, to beauty mavens, to dog lovers. These brands are also (much to our delight) rethinking the basic design of cardboard packaging, incorporating beautiful typography, graphic elements and other motifs that enhance the customer experience and set the bar for an emerging graphic design trend...

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