With 2022 just around the corner, graphic design trends are slowly and surely picking themselves up. Designers have started creating sites art and interactive projects. They are finding creativity outside of the photograph-centric layouts, grids and lines. Finding new ways to use typography and styling with a lot of muted colours, classy textures, and different font styles.
Imagine how boring life would be if every design stayed the same? Styles from across the decades are being given a second life, and a few experiments are replacing the old with the new. Here are some trends that we anticipate making an impact on in the upcoming year.
Graphic Design Trends for 2022 Overview:
- Creative Typography Design
- Crystals and Glassmorphism
- 90s Nostalgia Style
- Art Deco
- Y2K Inspiration
- Holographic Design
1. Creative Typography Design
Typography that breaks the standards and creates something imperfect and beautiful is exactly what this trend is about. So, what does this mean? One letter may be upside down or bigger/smaller, or in a different font. It’s a great way to make emphasize and bring attention to something specific.
2. Crystals and Glassmorphism
Last year, the gold design was a popular trend, it gave everyday items an elevated look. This trend has now shifted to glass and crystals. You may ask what exactly is Glassmorphism? It is just a fancy term used in the design world which looks somewhat like this.
Light or dark objects, placed on top of a colourful background. A background blur is placed in the objects which allows the background to shine through – giving it the impression of frosted glass.
We will see more of these transparent design elements that complement the holographic and crystal-like look in 2022
The new Windows 11 also adapts to the transparent glass trend. This design trend looks so simplistic and minimal, more designers should adopt this in their design style.
3. 90s Nostalgia Style
We all know that Stranger Things brought the 80s nostalgia back. In 2022 we can expect the retro to come back. As we’ll see many of the trends on this list, the 90s are coming back in a variety of incarnations.
“Everything old and retro is new again! People want familiarity and comfort mixed with minimalism – life was overwhelming pre-pandemic. People want to slow down, reflect and have fun”Joanna Alves, Creative Manager, Product Creation and Experience at Vista
We are reexperiencing the 90s through Memphis design patterns, emojis, bright colour block patterns and abstract designs.
4. Art Deco
Art deco design style is very geometric and symmetrical. It looks very minimal and pleasing to look at. It has a very clean look to it that differentiates it in the design principle. Art deco is not a traditional design, it enhances the look of geometric shapes with bold outlines. Think of it as more of The Modern Great Gatsby aesthetics.
5. Y2K Inspiration
After somewhat more than 2 decades later, the Y2K aesthetic has gained so much popularity. Technically, Y2K covers the late 90s and early to mid-2000s, so for the millennials, it captures their childhood energy. Many designers are trying to bring that excitement back through Y2K-inspired designs.
Ariana Grande like many pop celebrities has launched her own beauty line – Rem Beauty. The aesthetics of her products is heavily inspired by the Y2K trend with a mix of holographic space design.
“[Y2K is] a bit grunge, a bit anime, a bit pop, a lot of tech. It has a cheap feel to it, in the most endearing way possible. “vanschneider.com
6. Holographic Design
The coolest design trend across the internet is the holographic design. We could see this design trend all over stationery, fashion and so on. This design style looks very appealing and has reached many web and animation designs.