3 Big Graphic Design Trends for 2021

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Will 2021 provide us with some much-needed light at the end of this very long tunnel that was 2020? We can’t know for sure, but we’re definitely looking forward to moving on from this year and hope for a brighter future. When it comes to graphic design, here are three trends you can expect to see everywhere in the year ahead of us.

Retro Design

It’s the right tie to look back to when things were more simple, as many industries have already started doing. If you’ve noticed the retro fashion trends (like the ‘80s and ‘90s comeback), this design trend will come as no surprise.

Brightness and Optimism

Art always mirrors the events in society, and in 2021, graphic design will look hopeful and optimistic in order to uplift people. Expect to see a lot of bright colors and vibrant patterns everywhere, and get ready to stay positive despite all the challenges.


Now more than ever, we’re so tired of empty and patronizing marketing campaigns. Graphic design will focus on raw and authentic experiences that help people and brands truly connect.