5 big graphic design trends of 2016

In the graphic design world, the idea that something has become a trend is often perceived as a negative. But while blindly following trends for their own sake is of course to be avoided, it’s just as silly to try to shut yourself off from the world and ignore everything that’s going on.

In other words, you don’t have to follow trends, but it’s good to know what they are. In this post, we focus on five broad trends we’ve spotted in graphic design over the past 12 months. If there’s a trend you feel we’ve missed out on, though, please let us know in the comments below!

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.