Intricate geometric patterns and detailed structures are design elements that will be prominent in activewear prints and graphics for Spring/Summer 2014, predicts leading trend forecast and analysis company Stylesight.
According to Stylesight’s Rational-Active Forecast Prints & Graphics S/S 14 – Women/Juniors report, elements that make up this graphic design trend include:
- Macro repeats inset in micro patterns
- Twiter motifs and angular shapes
- Mixing rounded structures with wire patterns, and
- Grids and golden ratio imagery
Golden Ratio Inspired Graphic Design
Above: 1 Logo for France-based company that specializes in designing new zoo parks and services relating to wildlife animal housing by Jan Zabransky // 2 Personal branding for FIDM Graphic Design/Entertainment graduate C. Brennan Woo // 3 Golden rectangle design by Carl Kleiner // 4 Branding for a Greek cosmetic production company Philab by Chris Trivizas
The Golden Ratio, also known as divine proportion, the golden section and the golden mean, refers to a mathematic equation that has been referenced in science and the arts as a measurement for which humans perceive beauty or aesthetically pleasing design.
For an example, see the poster designed by Korea-based graphic designer Sanghyuk Moon below (click the image to expand):
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