We’re giving you a jumpstart on holiday planning in our latest trend report featuring 2012 holiday packaging trends according to leading fashion forecast and trend analysis company Stylesight.
In its Prints & Graphics: Packaging Highlights Holiday 2012 report, Stylesight pinpoints organic illustrative techniques, letterpress-inspired typographic treatments and more in upcoming holiday prints and packaging this year.
Packaging Design Trends: Holiday 2012
Above: 1 Christmas Cream Ale packaging design by graphic designer Forrest Causby // 2 Typographic Christmas-themed playing cards by New Zealand-based firm Dashwood, photo courtesy of LovelyPackage.com // 3 Holiday cards for Bao Vo Creative, Inc. by FIDM Graphic Design Alumna and graphic designer Melissa Bergen // 4 “Christmas Spirit” packaging by design firm Stranger & Stranger, photo courtesy of LovelyPackage.com
Stylesight points to the following design elements that are helping to define fine graphic design in holiday 2012 prints and packaging:
- Detailed black pen and pencil studies
- Whimsical hand-sketched illustrations
- Quirky visuals
- Naïve styling
- Hand-rendered type
- Classic letterpress typefaces
- Rustic, organic color palette
- Single color prints
- Mixed vintage
- Printed on recycled and eco-friendly materials
- Patchwork text layouts
- Allover ornate
- Text prints
With access to leading fashion trend reports at the FIDM Library, one of the largest specialized fashion libraries in the United States, students earning their graphic design and digital media degrees at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, stay current with upcoming trends for fashion, color, graphics design and more.
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