Leading fashion trend forecast and analysis company, Stylesight, recently sought out fresh art and graphic design trends at Pictoplasma 2013, a “growing celebration of contemporary character art, showcasing a collection of talented international artists and designers.”
After attending the Berlin-based art conference, which included lectures, animation screenings, contemporary character designer and exhibitions from more than 50 international artists, Stylesight pinpointed current graphic design and illustration styles like the one described below dubbed “Simplified Shapes.”
“Clean solid shapes carry an element of bold simplicity,” states Stylesight in its Lifestyle & Culture: Attitudes Pictoplasma 2013 report.
Design principles that define the Simplified Shapes trend include:
- Simplified illustrations
- Clean playful graphic styles
- Basic patterns and color
See examples below:
Simplified Shapes Graphic Design Trend
Above: 1 Illustration by Sue Doeksen // 2 CBS poster series by graphic designer Ty Mattson of Mattson Creative // 3 “Bar Sport Italia”, an illustration about the current political language in Italy by Olimpia Zagnoli // 4 Wallpaper collection for Coordonné by Blanca Gómez // 5 Apparel and product marketing campaign concept for imagined children’s apparel brand “Dummieland” by FIDM Graphic Design/Branding Alumna Van Do // 6 Bicycle poster by Eleanor Grosch. Image courtesy of Poster Cabaret
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