2021 Graphic Design Trends you need to be aware of

Each new year brings new trends and new opportunities in different fields, including the world of graphic design. Now that we are beginning with 2021, novel design trends are on the rise. Given the challenges brought about by 2020, the novelty of the situation, and the changes that the pandemics infused in our life, some design innovation might provide us all with a breath of fresh air.
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Each new year brings new trends and new opportunities in different fields, including the world of graphic design. Now that we are beginning with 2021, novel design trends are on the rise. Given the challenges brought about by 2020, the novelty of the situation, and the changes that the pandemics infused in our life, some design innovation might provide us all with a breath of fresh air. Gone are the times of futurism, sci-fi technology, and irrealistic shapes, the new year’s design trends are all about people first. Despite what you might imagine, the lockdown has brought us all closer, more attentive to social conditions, and more aware of our privileges. You’ll see a lot of this in 2021’s design trends.

If you are interested to learn more about 2021 graphic design trends, keep reading this essential guide we put together for you. 2021 will be the year of the revival of classic symbolism and nature elements, increased realism, to create something special out of the ordinary.

1. Abstract Psychedelia

When thinking about psychedelia, what first comes to mind is the music and art scene of the 60s. The colorful and creative patterns of this style are often associated with hallucinogens and social experimentation. The idea is that by living life without limits, everyone would learn from mind-opening experiences. Today, we can associate the chaotic imagery of psychedelia with the expression of freedom from traditional constraints.

2. The Revival Of Classic Symbolism

Symbolism has been used for centuries to transcend language and convey messages, warnings, or make people identifying with a cause. Contrary to common thought, symbolism is not limited to fine arts. Indeed, as the design is all about paying attention to the little details, adding coloring bars, shapes, and icons has the power to unify or divide. Adding symbolism to design can also help to share powerful messages. This 2021, designers will be leveraging the power of symbols. They will use them to share thoughts of resilience, empowerment, and growth.

3. Retro Futurism

Retrofuturism is often used to convey optimism or visions of doom. Just think about how the past got the future wrong. We don’t have flying cars, ray guns, and robots haven’t conquered the world yet. Designers in 2021 will make use of imagery from retrofuturism to criticize or praise the current society.

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Each new year brings new trends and new opportunities in different fields, including the world of graphic design.
futurism
Each new year brings new trends and new opportunities in different fields, including the world of graphic design.

4. Authenticism

Lately, prejudice and the current political and social system have been questioned and reexamined. In 2020 we’ve seen the Black Lives Matter movement, but the story doesn’t end there. In 2021 we will probably continue to see protests and changes, and graphic design will include authentic representations of the current situation. The switch to increased realism and diversity is a thing now, but 2021 will take it even further.

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Each new year brings new trends and new opportunities in different fields, including the world of graphic design.

5. Fine Arts Infusion

Fine art and design have always been separate. In 2021, designers will look at ways to break traditional borders, which will result in abstract expressionisms and painting techniques applied to design. Painting allows the design to gain depth, increased realism, and variation. Furthermore, fine arts infusion brings class and culture to design, making it a useful application to products wishing to convey elegance. Thus, in 2021 we will see fine arts infusion design in wine labels and cosmetics packaging.

Summary

2021 will bring big changes, not only in the digitization of companies, but also in graphic design trends. It’s time to follow the latest trends and refresh your company’s image. Wuko Media’s experienced team will help you with everything. Learn more about our Graphic Design and Branding services.

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