Soothe the senses with clean and crisp imagery

We've previously mentioned that the trend for authenticity in imagery, as noted by iStock, is on the wane. The real world can be depressing enough without being confronted by carefully stage-managed and edited representations of it in adverts, on print pages and online.

And while a reactive trend towards anti-authenticity is in full flow, teasing the senses with super-saturated tones and surreal, dramatic compositions, there's another visual movement going on that you need to know about, one that's less in your face and a whole lot more soothing to the senses.

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.