Trends in illustration design and typography in 2020 5 minutes
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Trends in illustration design and typography in 2020 5 minutes


Following the series of articles on design trends in 2020, start the new year with two areas that are extremely close to the creators: Illustration design and typography. This year, the trends will be crowned, with iDesign discover!

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1. Illustrations

1.1 Character design

More than just shaping, character design also includes defining ideas for a character with a consistent theme. The virtual assistants you encounter in apps or on websites are a good example of character design.

Newly Tiny Things • Children’s Picture Book by Vuon Illustration, Vinh Nguyen, Rong Pham
Adobe x Createfulness by Maïté Franchi, Matthieu Tarwane
3D Characters V2 by Antonio Petit Cwirko
Malayali by Danny Jose
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1.2 Structure

Illustrations and textures are a great combination to help you create memorable pieces. Many illustrations use textures to express ideas, from grainy textures to typical brush strokes. You can also create your own unique textures for your work.

JDE – Common Grounds by Marianna Tomaselli
Japan by 饭 太 稀

1.3 Flat illustration

In recent years, we have seen the “rise” of flat illustrations. In 2020, this trend will continue to dominate but add a new element: thin borders.

BILLY KENNY – just came for the music by SANGHO BANG
Babelia – Lecturas para verano by Miguel Ángel Camprubí
Boxing Cat – First Blood by Felms
COUSCOUS STUDIO | EXPLAINER VIDEO by khaled abdelaziz
  • The magical world of Marly Gallardo – illustrator for The New York Times

1.4 Isometric

Isometric illustration still shows no sign of cooling off this year. Mainly used in UI design, in 2019, this trend was of particular interest in cryptocurrency illustrations, but with 2020, the development of this trend will be spread to many other areas.

Cyberpunk City by ONJO _
FastCompany – Isometric Numbers by Artur Tenczynski
Slack illustration by Jing Zhang
ISOTYPE by Mario De Meyer
ISOTYPE by Mario De Meyer
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1.5 3D

3D is increasingly developing and delivering outstanding efficiency thanks to the emergence of advanced software and support tools. 3D illustrations will become more popular, because compared to 2D illustrations, it brings works of true images but still full of art.

Games Casas Bahia by Miagui
Balance by Cabeza Patata Studio
Castle Crashers by Mohamed Chahin
Eyoo family 3D illustration by Baianat
Personal Illustrations Vol 1 by Pablo Marín
A Person Travel by 乱 Elaine
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1.6 Dark colors

The dark color set makes the illustration look more attractive and attractive. They create a fun atmosphere, help the character stand out and highlight the stories hidden behind each picture.

Mural for STRTFD Coffee in Moscow by Masha Shishova
Twitter – Mobile Internet Mind by Leo Natsume
Coca-Cola Sleek Cans Illustrations by Tania Yakunova

2. Typography

2.1 Bold typography

Bold typeface is an essential trend in design, the purpose to replace images is the main. Bold typefaces can make a difference in both web design and graphic design.

Eirik Lyng by Erik Herrström
Bauhaus_100 (x3) by BunkerType (Jesús Morentin)
UCCA Center for Contemporary Art Beijing by Bruce Mau Design (BMD), Jelle Maréchal
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2.2 Lowercase

More and more applications use full-text documents to make it easier to read; At the same time, they integrate perfectly into minimalist and modern designs. Next year, we definitely have to keep an eye on this trend.

Autea Branding & Web Design by Michał Markiewicz
Yamadai Food Corporation CI by Masaomi Fujita / tegusu Inc.
Aquality Branding by Häkan Fidan
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2.3 Custom font

While there is nothing new in custom typography, we will see this trend increasingly present in designs, especially logos and posters. They are more commonly used by major brands, because of the expense of creating an exclusive font; However, by adjusting the small details of a font, the designer can create a unique work.

Think8 Global Institute by Blok Design
ZINEZŐ // design periodical by Barbara Katona, Media & Design Department Eger
TYPE DESIGN ’19 by TRÜF Creative
Cako typeface by Violaine & Jeremy
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2.4 Kinetic typography

Animation is present almost everywhere in the design field, so finding them in typography is not too surprising. Kinetic typography uses small and simple interactions to move fonts on the screen. This simple technique when applied to text makes the product look a lot more interesting.

Grafika by Gimmick Studio
Grafika by Gimmick Studio
Augmented Reality & Motion Typography by Alex Slobzheninov
Augmented Reality & Motion Typography by Alex Slobzheninov

2.5 Font stacking

Stacking text can be a modern solution that catches the user’s attention. We can see this trend in web / app design and graphic design.

L’Om by Atipus Barcelona
Journal by Gemma Mahoney
poster collection | vol.8 by Roman Post
SMLXL by Melissa Baillache, Mat Groom, Jason Little

Author: Loredana Papp-Dinea; Mihai Baldean; MiLo Studio

Source: behance

Editing: Thao Lee

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