Design Trends

Using the Creativity in Naive Art for Your Design Style – Photography Article

Explore how “Naive Art” bypasses the foundations of design, or simply disregards them, and find your inspiration in a lack of formal skill. Naive Art is just art made by untrained people. All right, thanks for reading. Just kidding, it’s so much more than that. It’s a deep, swirling pool teeming with inspiration. Naiveté in the arts brings us back to the very essence of why we create in the first place. Put even more simply, Naive art can shake…

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8 Tips for Drawing Adorable, On-Trend Illustrations – Photography Article

Explore the international trend of kawaii and find inspiration for your own cute illustrations with tips from eight pro artists. Roughly translated, ​kawaii​ means “cuteness” in Japanese, but it’s so much more than that. As a cultural phenomenon, kawaii has been around for decades, beginning with iconic and adorable characters like Hello Kitty and Pikachu. It’s since expanded to all kinds of art forms, from cosplay to typography. Today, you can find kawaii characters on the walls of fine art…

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50+ FREE Vector Doodles and Lettering – Photography Article

Add some DIY flair to your designs with these FREE vector doodles and handwritten fonts. Use them in print or on the web for a personalized, hand-drawn touch of whimsy. Down-to-earth and DIY design is having a moment – it’s even a big part of the Zine Culture trend from our 2019 Creative Trends report. As polished designs and professional level photography becomes more accessible, there’s also a growing demand for the naivety and charm of DIY looks. These hand-drawn…

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Design Inspiration: The Best Plastic-Free Packaging – Photography Article

Find inspiration for plastic-free packaging with ten designs that use earth-friendly materials to account for the product lifecycle. Packaging consists of the material(s) used to encase a specific product. Common materials used to package a product include cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminum, and stainless steel. Brands and packaging designers work together to create a package that speaks to the brand’s image, but many overlook how the packaging may be disposed of, whether it’s trashed, recycled, or composted. Even though product packaging…

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10 Cutting-Edge Textures and Backgrounds for Designers – Photography Article

Go beyond your trusty paper textures. These cutting-edge backgrounds will give your designs a fresh and contemporary update perfect for creating backdrops in web and print design. The big trend in backgrounds for this year? Natural textures such as linen, leather and woven cane are big news in interiors as well as graphic design, and we’re also seeing fresher, cooler alternatives to over-used terrazzo and marble textures. Read on to discover our pick of the best background updates for 2019.…

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