Trends 2009

Ben O'Brien
"For 2009, I think a lot more hand-drawn illustration and reworked traditional design techniques will be developed with a dynamic modern touch, by artists like Holly Wales and Andy Smith. We'll see increased depth and detail from the botanical world, with more realism on one hand, and more creativity on the other.

"With diversification being a key factor in design careers, I think we can expect more people to experiment with patterns for things such as wallpaper, textiles, packaging, clothing, art prints and skateboards. Traditionally, patterns are generally made up of organic or graphic shapes, but I think people will create patterns from characters, landscapes and typography."

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of eight full-time members of staff: Editor Georgia Coggan, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Ecommerce Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Editor, Digital Art and 3D Ian Dean, Tech Reviews Editor Erlingur Einarsson and Ecommerce Writer Beth Nicholls and Staff Writer Natalie Fear, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.