Graphic Trends 2016

Graphic
Trends

2016

TREND 1

Flat 2.0

Apple deciding to abandon the 3D skeumorphic style with iOS 7 (2013) established still running and evolving trend.

Inspired by: Bauhaus,
swiss style and zune player.

Read more about zune player

Simple vector shapes stand for objectivity
and perform better on smaller screens.

See pocopay project by AKU

After minimalism
it's time for essentialism.

See Trident Gum packaging project

TREND 2

Bright Bold
Colors

In recent years we’ve seen a move from muted colours to a more saturated palette.

Windows 8: the boldest,
biggest redesign in Microsoft's history.

Read more about Windows 8

Vibrant hues should continue
to be popular picks.

See Arrels by heystudio

TREND 3

Modular
layout

Modular or card-based layouts have been adopted by some of the biggest brands for their websites and mobile apps.

Modular layout stand for responsiveness,
adaptability and coherence.

See Pharrell Williams website

Modularity keeps evolving
in different areas of design.

Check ARA modular phone's website

TREND 4

Organized
chaos

In contrast to the more excessive,
80's inspired styles, a rebellious, minimalist trend is evolving.

Things Organized Neatly:
The Art of Arranging the Everyday

Check Austin Radcliffe's blog

Playing with various elements
on a fixed grid.

See Autor Rooms by mamastudio

TREND 5

Material
design

In 2014 Google created its styleguide about Material Design which specified animation, style, layout, patterns and usabilty.

Using 3D capabilites that allow objects
to have dimensions on X, Y and Z-axis.

Check Google’s Material Design styleguide

Playing with shadows can create
an impression of space.

Check Allegra project by DHNN

Don't follow
trends blindly

Know them and play with them wisely.

Thx!

design + code by stream in berlin