Graphic Design and Typography Trends of 2021

Graphic Design and Typography Trends of 2021

Words are compelling tools. They can create worlds of wonder and have the ability to destroy a million lives, all in a blink of an eye. When presented correctly, the power of words is enhanced multifold. Typography hence plays a vital role in setting the right tone and convey our message effectively.


Prudently chosen typography coupled with carefully composed graphics can effectively put our content across. Now, let's look at some of the newest Graphic Design and Typography trends for 2021.

01 Big and Bold

<span style="color: #999999;">Murder Ballads by Nick Cave &amp; the BadbSeeds by</span> <a href="https://www.creativegaga.com/words-take-forms-enhance-meaning/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Shiva Nellaperumal</a>
Murder Ballads by Nick Cave & the BadbSeeds by Shiva Nellaperumal
<span style="color: #999999;">Branding for Berlin &amp; Beyond Film Festival by</span> <a href="https://www.creativegaga.com/ideas-kindled-flame-self-expression/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Neha Hattangdi</a>
Branding for Berlin & Beyond Film Festival by Neha Hattangdi

Big and bold is the go-to style in typography due to its obviously eye-catching design, which can effectively convey the intended message. Regardless, this style cannot go unmentioned due to its high usage. Other designs may come and go, but big and bold will always remain on-trend.

02 Comes in all Shapes and Sizes

<span style="color: #999999;">Poster Collection for Retro Brands by</span> <a href="https://www.behance.net/gallery/97088465/Poster-CollectionRetro-BrandsVideotape?tracking_source=project_owner_other_projects" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Xavier Esclusa Trias</a>
Poster Collection for Retro Brands by Xavier Esclusa Trias
<span style="color: #999999;">Kariiou Branding Project by <a href="https://www.behance.net/gallery/99100911/Kariiou-Branding-Project" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Toormix Design Agency</a></span>
Kariiou Branding Project by Toormix Design Agency

Shapes are a vital part of the design. They are more than just visual garnish; they hold meaning and special importance, contributing to the written text in a small yet significant way. Geometric shapes are currently reigning in the Graphic Design industry, and they will continue to do so throughout the year. They are not the newest trend, per se; nevertheless, hold significant influence over art and design.

03 All about Lines

<span style="color: #999999;">Nordic Rebels by</span> <a href="https://www.creativegaga.com/storytelling-styles-illustration/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Parvati Pillai</a>
Nordic Rebels by Parvati Pillai
<span style="color: #999999;">Character Design and Illustrations by</span> <a href="https://www.creativegaga.com/shaivalini-kumar/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Shaivalini Kumar</a>
Character Design and Illustrations by Shaivalini Kumar

Outlines are an essential aspect of any art. It is also one of the most frequently changing trend. The quality and thickness of the line can change the outlook of any piece. Therefore, it is pertinent to mention that this year is all about thin lines. Artworks and design pieces with a thin outline are all the rage this year.

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