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About the Graphics Report

Stay on the cutting edge of web design with the Graphics Trend Report, a comprehensive review of innovations in graphic design and web image details. From decals, stickers and signs to clipart, backgrounds and icons, our research analyzes the art of visual communication and unique examples of groundbreaking graphic design work.

Who It's For

As a graphic or web designer, advertising or publication specialist, one will benefit from the Graphics Trend Report as a one-stop review of the latest graphic techniques and resources.

Maintain your grasp on the fast-evolving world of graphic design with Trend Hunter’s Graphics Trend Report.

The Graphics Trend Report, last published on Oct 21, 2014, includes 252 PRO Trends and 1,260 examples of graphics market research and graphics consumer trends related to: graphic design, logos, brand images, visual communication, web design and graphics trends.

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Our graphics research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced graphics articles and 2,112,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 252 Graphics PRO Trends = 252 Powerpoint Pages Graphics PPT Report
• 1,260 Graphics Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 176 Graphics Videos (Online) Graphics Videos
• 7,560 Graphics Images (Online) Graphics Images
• 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 Graphics Pro Trends

Each Graphics PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online graphics articles, videos and images. Examples:

Humorous Hygiene A desire for novelty has consumers seeking out eclectic hygiene products Implications - Adding an element of humor to everyday hygiene practices, consumers are turning to eccentric health products for amusement. Referencing pop culture themes, innovations like this use unexpected aesthetics to add interest to everyday routine. This reflects a desire for excitement and novelty even with respect to mundane tasks.
Humorous Hygiene
A desire for novelty has consumers seeking out eclectic hygiene products
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Generational Footwear Instead of fit or function, brands use time periods as inspiration Implications - Although the cyclical nature of fashion is nothing new, brands are using the quintessential aesthetics of specific generations -- past or future -- in design for aesthetic appeal. This approach to design targets consumers more concerned with aesthetics rather than functionality.
Generational Footwear
Instead of fit or function, brands use time periods as inspiration
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Conscious Snacking Snack food brands integrate elements of social good to convey social awareness Implications - Seeking to break free of traditionally negative connotations associated with snack food, brands are turning to elements of social good to convey a sense of awareness. Offering fair trade products and sustainable packaging designs, snack food brands are seeking to target consumers on a more conscious level, contributing more than something just to eat.
Conscious Snacking
Snack food brands integrate elements of social good to convey social awareness
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Exclamatory Eco Brands create packaging that overtly preaches sustainability Implications - Many consumers will actively seek out eco-friendly products, and consider doing their part for the environment a point of pride. As such, brands are taking a blatant approach in packaging designs to both lure in green consumers and offer an ego boost to those attracted to the prestige of eco living.
Exclamatory Eco
Brands create packaging that overtly preaches sustainability
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Plantable Branding Biodegrable branding is accelerated with plantable packaging designs Implications - A growing emphasis on sustainable living has brands heightening their designs with a greater focus on sustainability. Offering users the ability to actually plant or grow plants using packaging materials, brands are making the process of sustainable living more streamlined and integrated into everyday life.
Plantable Branding
Biodegrable branding is accelerated with plantable packaging designs
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Multisensory Marketing A desire to connect with consumers has brands targeting different senses Implications - Seeking to interact with consumers on a deeper level, brands are turning to campaigns that target different senses. Integrating features like touch and smell into their advertisements, brands are using dynamic campaigns to encourage user participation, reflecting a desire for marketing tactics that go above and beyond aesthetic interest.
Multisensory Marketing
A desire to connect with consumers has brands targeting different senses
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Accessory Play Seeking a childhood connection, consumers turn to toy-inspired accessories Implications - Seeking to maintain a childhood link, consumers are turning to products that fuse youthful elements with more mature, adult accessories. Transforming iconic toys and playthings into everyday jewelry pieces, brands are using elements of play to add nostalgia and familiarity to their products, allowing consumers to savor childhood activities in a more refined, adult manner.
Accessory Play
Seeking a childhood connection, consumers turn to toy-inspired accessories
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Cultured Play Toys go from kitschy to sophisticated to create cultured kids Implications - Being born in the digital age grants today's adults the ability to think deeply about personal branding; a gift passed onto their children. This ushers in an age where a child's identity is as important to Millennial parents as their health, prompting the release of culture-centric toys for early play.
Cultured Play
Toys go from kitschy to sophisticated to create cultured kids
9 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 246 more Graphics PRO Trends and 1,260 examples!



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