Graphic Design Trends 2022

GETTING STARTED

Graphic design trends are more than just passing fads: they reflect a year’s worth of limitations and clichés being thrown out in the sake of trying something new. Because consider how monotonous life would be if design remained constant.

2022 is already breaking all the rules for graphic design. If we can summarize the Graphic Design Trends 2022 in one sentence, it’s time to raise the game because the floodgates are open, bringing a mix of the unmixable, nostalgia, movement, and open-mindedness.

We can summarize all trends like:

  • 90S NOSTALGIA
  • EXPRESSIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL LETTERING
  • DAYDREAM DOODLES
  • PARAMETRIC PATTERNS
  • GRUNGE REVIVAL

90’s NOSTALGIA

It seems not that long ago that popular media like Stranger Things and It brought 80s nostalgia back into the mainstream, ushering in an era of gothic serifs, neon colors and vaporwave landscapes. In 2022, the retro comeback has finally landed on the 90s (having also recently been romanticized in Netflix’s Fear Street).

 

By Fahrenheit 32

https://99designs.com/profiles/2731032/designs/1840493

501 WORK-SHOP by Mobills-group

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EXPRESSIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL LETTERING

As the world becomes more global and online, we can’t always rely on words to convey meaning from culture to culture. Far from being a setback, many designers see this as an opportunity. For 2022, we expect lettering that pushes the bounds of easy legibility, creating forms that are expressive in and of themselves.

 

 

by @Mulekula from 99design

https://99designs.com/profiles/molecula?page=2

by @A&V 99design

https://99designs.com/profiles/394762/designs/1149494

DAYDREAM DOODLES 

As the world becomes more global and online, we can’t always rely on words to convey meaning from culture to culture. Far from being a setback, many designers see this as an opportunity. For 2022, we expect lettering that pushes the bounds of easy legibility, creating forms that are expressive in and of themselves.

 

 

PARAMETRIC PATTERNS

Patterns are a mainstay of graphic design. They are useful for breaking up solid colors and adding visual interest to a background. But in 2022 designers are bringing statement patterns to the forefront through parametric geometry.

 

 

GRUNGE REVIVAL

If 90s nostalgia is the child and Frasurbane is the yuppy adult, grunge is the destructive teen. Grunge is angst incarnate, and its return is a recognition of an out-of-control world. It is characterized by gritty textures, shadowed imagery and zine-like collages. This aesthetic oozes unleashed energy, as ink trails and splotches create an emotive feeling of movement. Its slapped-together also echoes the hurriedly edited videos younger audiences view on TikTok.

 

 

The graphic design trends of 2022 are a ragtag bunch once you take them all in.

The Trends resonate with us strive to find meaning and pleasure in hard times and to break what holds us down. Creators from all over the world gain strength with an open mind to craft mesmerizing designs with vivid colors, movement, perfect imperfection, and futurism.

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Links:

https://bojancrnic.com/dobro-je-nista         
https://99designs.com/blog/trends/graphic-design-trends/#1
https://www.behance.net/gallery/124228551/501-WORK-SHOP