Graphic Design Trends for 2016

Graphic design is just thriving and it is very important in print/online, from business cards to billboards, logos, packaging design, fliers and much more.

In this blog post we have listed some upcoming graphic design ideas that still may be trending in 2016.

Shape and Colors

Lately is has been very important to create iconography for brands and they’re coming in different forms such of, logos, backgrounds, icons and repeated patterns in both web and print.
The trend before us appears to have colors of the 80s fashions which seems to have increase in pastels and bright, vibrant retro color schemes.

Custom illustration.

Say goodbye to awkward stock photos and hello to custom animations as one of the latest design trends. Whether they are educational, product-orientated, or culture-based, custom illustrations are can be a central design tactic for some companies. If you think of your site/landing page design, better decide if you can change official stock photo for more “emotional” illustrations.

Flat design

Flat design is here to stay, it appears that the trend will be to grow into something better.
Flat design is a design approach that emphasizes usability. It features clean, open space, crisp edges, bright colours and two-dimensional/flat illustrations. This user-centric web design style is showing no sign of going away.


As to Typography there is a much larger scope for creativity.Web typography primarily needs to be functional, but it can be dramatic too which is supposed to be trend this year.
To learn more about typography techniques and 9 other trends, check out the free ebook Web Design Trends 2015 & 2016 (contains 166 examples and 100 free design resources).

Explore more about graphic design trends by consulting our team at Passionate graphic designers at MIK will help you to get a true feel of your needs by turning your idea into reality.