It’s always interesting to see which new, refreshing direction graphic design trends will take in the coming year. The 2020 events made them truly unique and unexpected. In the span of a turbulent year, we redefined our lifestyles, values, and priorities. Designers and other content creators were urged to explore styles and ideas in the context of these impactful changes that took place.

In 2021, trends in visual communication and graphic design in particular will revolve around themes and aesthetics that give a sense of confidence in the future and make our daily lives happier and more cheerful. To guide you through the key graphic design trends in 2021, we’ve created an infographic with detailed descriptions and inspiring visual references.


How graphic design trends are shaped

Graphic Design Trends is an annual project by Depositphotos that explores which route the field is taking in the upcoming year. It is complementary research to our yearly Visual Trends Report, as it narrows down on styles, color palettes, typefaces, and aesthetics that will allow designers and brands to stand out with their campaigns and projects.

This year, we reviewed our approach to creating a thematic infographic and amplified it by describing where the trend was spotted most often to hint at where it can be best applied. Our content team has carefully curated a selection of visual references related to the trends for inspiration if you’re designing ads, packaging, social media materials, or even motion graphics in 2021.

We also covered reasons why a particular trend is gaining traction and explained how the approach you take can influence your audience. Are you curious to see the graphic design trends for 2021? Check out our infographic for plenty of inspiration and useful tips for your projects!


Graphic Design Trends 2021

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These graphic design trends can help you appeal to a wider audience and also make your projects stand out to catch their eye. However, we suggest you take these trends just as a basis and add your personal artistic touch to them to make your works unique and even more original in style and presentation.

We hope that this infographic will be insightful and inspiring for you and useful for your upcoming projects. What is your favorite graphic design trend? Share your thoughts in the comments section below or reach out to us on our social media channels – Instagram and Facebook.

For more insights on trends from the world’s top creative agencies such as Droga5 and Design Bridge, explore our Visual Trends Report 2021.

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