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About the Art & Design Report

Trend Hunter's Art & Design Trend Report explores all realms of the art world, from interior design to word art. Today’s art trends include fresh ideas in the world of tattoo designs, graffiti and modern art, as artists employ more innovative media and create designs that appeal to the heightened demand for customization and originality.

Who It's For

Whether you are an interior designer, interested in graphics and digital design or an entrepreneurial artist, you will gain insight from our report that will guide you in your design and marketing decisions. Find inspiration in our Art & Design Trend Report, which offers crowdsourced insight to help you stay ahead and on the cutting edge of your industry.

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The Art & Design Report

Last published on Oct 22, 2014, the Art & Design Report includes 872 PRO Trends (872 Pages) and 4,360 examples of art & design market research and art & design consumer trends related to: art trends, design trends, graffiti, graphics, customization, artists, interior design, tattoo designs, word art, modern art, fine art, photo art and art & design trends. The report includes all of our Art & Design research collected over the last few years (roughly 25% of the collection is from this year.)

Report Contents

• 872 Art & Design PRO Trends = 872 Powerpoint Pages Art & Design PPT Report
• 4,360 Art & Design Examples
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Art Deco, Art, Bed, Museum, Contemporary Art, Storage, Fantasy, Lighting, Mirror, Tattoos, Paint, Street Art, Photo Editing, Business Card, Sculpture, Sofa, Paper, Chair, Restaurant, Flowers, Bath, Dining, Digital Art, Lamp, Graffiti, Bookshelf, Lawn Furniture, Jack-O-Lantern, Candle, Sink and more!

Sample Art & Design Pro Trends

Each Art & Design PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online art & design articles, videos and images. Examples:

Geriatric Couture Seniors become the anti-fashion inspiration for young people Implications - Geriatric-inspired fashion is gaining ground in both personal and runway style. Looking to their grandparent’s closets, young people are finding madcap prints, old-school crochet and excessive embroidery à la mode. By remixing what was previously considered bland, the modern granny style can be considered anti-fashion for those looking to rebel against more trendy ensembles.
Geriatric Couture
Seniors become the anti-fashion inspiration for young people
12 Examples + Score + Implications


Adult Playgrounds Play areas designed for grown-ups help to alleviate stress Implications - Who says jungle gyms are meant only for children? Adults need some playtime too. Designers are incorporating these grown-up jungle gyms into architecture and public spaces, offering the on-the-go consumer the opportunity to let loose and forget about everyday nuisances. Today’s consumer isn’t afraid to get in touch with his inner child, and with the fast-paced and hectic world in which we live, accessible adult-oriented playgrounds may be just what it takes to relieve stress.
Adult Playgrounds
Play areas designed for grown-ups help to alleviate stress
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Fairytale Realism Infusing archetypal heroines into modern-day scenarios to evoke empathy Implications - Alongside the resurgence of fairytale themes to inspire nostalgia is its polar opposite, in which traditional storybook characters are brought into modern real-world scenarios. Feelings of nostalgia are replaced with empathy and heightened awareness of the human condition, society and culture.
Fairytale Realism
Infusing archetypal heroines into modern-day scenarios to evoke empathy
8 Examples + Score + Implications


Cottage Couture Cabin life conveys a toned-down opulence while emphasizing nature Implications - As cities increase more and more in population, the ability to get away from it all truly becomes a luxury. Once considered a vacation for those who couldn’t afford a trip overseas, cottages now serve as the ultimate nirvana. With the end of the recession, consumers make an attempt at being credit-savvy by showing off their money in a toned-down, eco-friendly manner.
Cottage Couture
Cabin life conveys a toned-down opulence while emphasizing nature
12 Examples + Score + Implications


Prefab 2.0 Homeowners opt for modular houses for a budget-friendly real estate alternative Implications - The rise of the caravan gave homes to a generation of nomads, and now their children are young adults. Instead of buying overpriced homes in a down market, consumers are mortgaging land and empty lots to buy modular homes--a 21st-century alternative to the "own your house, rent your land" ideal.
Prefab 2.0
Homeowners opt for modular houses for a budget-friendly real estate alternative
10 Examples + Score + Implications


Hyperrealism Real life is simulated in photorealistic artworks that defy deception Implications - Artists are becoming ever more concerned with the accurate representation of reality, attempting to recreate real life with photorealistic works. In an era of misleading advertising and falsehoods like airbrushing, it follows that consumers will show their concern and appreciation for realism in everything they do and see.
Hyperrealism
Real life is simulated in photorealistic artworks that defy deception
10 Examples + Score + Implications


Nostalgia Marketing Pop culture is fascinated with storybook nostalgia Implications - Storybook sentiment has gotten hold of consumers looking to escape their stresses and find a temporary refuge from adult responsibilities. Nostalgia marketing holds great appeal in times of uncertainty as it allows consumers to reminisce, bringing them back to simpler, more carefree times.
Nostalgia Marketing
Pop culture is fascinated with storybook nostalgia
12 Examples + Score + Implications


Modern Cubism Square geometry in design coincides with preference to reduce clutter Implications - A preference for clean lines in design aesthetic has led to the embrace of the cube silhouette in the design of everything from architecture to furniture. The simple geometric shape of the cube provides a natural representation of the minimalist tendency that is becoming prevalent in consumers' minds.
Modern Cubism
Square geometry in design coincides with preference to reduce clutter
9 Examples + Score + Implications


Hobo Chic Using the image of the vagabond as a focal point for creativity Implications - Rather than dwelling on the depressing nature of the vagabond lifestyle, which has traditionally been a subject ignored by the market, some brands are now using it as a source of inspiration. The fashion industry, especially, has turned the idea of destitution into a direction of styling that many have labeled as "hobo-chic."
Hobo Chic
Using the image of the vagabond as a focal point for creativity
10 Examples + Score + Implications


Artvertising Clever advertisers are turning unique packaging into works of art Implications - As ad agencies seek more inspiration from the art world, packaging is becoming more focused on creative design aesthetics. More brands are using art to appeal to visual pleasure centers, labels are becoming creative canvases and containers are morphing into sculptures.
Artvertising
Clever advertisers are turning unique packaging into works of art
10 Examples + Score + Implications


Next Besting (UPDATE) Consumers bypass traditional brands for the next best alternative Implications - In our current period of economic uncertainty, consumers are still buying things, but they are becoming more conscious of what they actually need and why. In all categories, they are in pursuit of the 'next best thing'. We coined this term 'Next Besting' in 2008, but we continue to see it play out in all categories, including fashion and technology where budget-friendly alternative products are breaking new ground.
Next Besting (UPDATE)
Consumers bypass traditional brands for the next best alternative
10 Examples + Score + Implications


Social Appvertising Brands use Facebook apps to futher interactive campaigns Implications - Using social media to spread a brand’s message through Tweets, shares and “likes” may have been enough in the past. Now, however, companies are taking it one step further by using interactive applications in their campaigns. Facebook apps, in particular, are being employed by brands that wish to maximize consumer engagement to its highest level, whether it’s a design contest or experimenting with one’s skin color.
Social Appvertising
Brands use Facebook apps to futher interactive campaigns
6 Examples + Score + Implications


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