With a new year on the horizon, it’s exciting to see what trends will emerge. In 2020, designers adapted to a new way of working, so 2021 is bursting with innovative design ideas. Here are just some cool things to watch out for next year:
3D + Illusion Design
Bringing the two dimensional space to life! The use of 3D design (and playing with the eye in a 2D world) made a splash in 2020, and it will definitely be a big part of 2021.
Beautiful, organic shapes are making their appearance in the coming year. From fluid lines to hand-drawn botanical prints, watch for this style to make a statement.
Simple shapes, big design. Clean lines with bold color will add a sense of drama and “pop” to designs in the coming year.
Bold Serif Fonts
After years of sans serif domination, serifs are making their return to style. Moving away from the modern feel of the sans serif, serifs bring a sense of sophistication and can even lend some vintage vibes for a timeless twist. There are endless fonts to explore in the serif word and they all come with their own personality and flair.
Illustrations and Characters
Illustrators rejoice! In 2021, bold characters and illustrative elements will be used to lend personality and customization. These are fun, unique ways to make designs original and ultimately memorable.