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How gray became the king of color

Gray pigments are all over our homes and our products. But despite what TikTokers claim, the rainbow is still alive and well.

2022 Logo Trend Report

The 20th Annual Logo Trend Report presented by LogoLounge is full of all the good, the badass, and the ugly.

Thoughts on modernism, brutalism, and a number of other outdated “isms”

When hollowed-out ideologies produce failed outcomes.

The rise and fall of neumorphism

How and why did neumorphism’s subtle blend of light, shadows, and curves come in and out of fashion so quickly?

Digital = Physical

Green Design Principles that every designer can use to combat climate change.

Trends are dead

Coastal grandmother, night luxe, that girl. Anything can be a trend on the internet. Why are we so determined to name them?

The Era of Rebellious Web Design Is Here

Code and Theory's approach to editorial web design is equal parts strategy and sprezzatura.

2022 Craft Beer Branding and Package Design Trends

Welcome to the 2022 beer industry State of the Union. Let’s explore some emergent beverage opportunities and package design trends.

DALL·E 2 and The Origin of Vibe Shifts

Sometime around 2015 there was a mysterious vibe shift in web design.

Going cyberpunk and riding the vaporware: A look at retrofuturism

Take a deep dive with us into retrofuturism.

Neubrutalism is taking over the web.

Since the material design revolution, we have been stuck with various versions of the modern-minimal style.

Why do all NFTs look the same?

Notes on the aesthetics of speculation.

Claymorphism: Will It Stick Around?

This fresh new design trend has been picking up steam with the rising popularity of colorful inflated 3D graphics.

How one illustration style took over the corporate world

Corporate Memphis seems to be everywhere nowadays, but where did it come from? And how did it get to be so popular?

Type Trends 2022

Dig in to learn more about how design reflects society, key trends in typography and branding, and how the creative world is adopting technology.

Frontend Predictions for 2022

Thoughts on what we might see in the coming year, including the return of micro-frontends and the demise of the Jamstack as we know it.

Five design trends set to visually shape 2022

From gooey blobs in 3D art to posters and album covers drenched in intense, eye-searing colours, some trends had a big 2021.

Review of UI Design Trends for Web and Mobile in 2021

Let’s take a traditional look back at what was popular in UI/UX design for websites and mobile applications in 2021.

The 7 most overhyped trends of 2022

We’re looking at you, NFTs.

Beyond Neumorphism 

Neumorphism is more than playing with inner and outer shadows, that’s just scratching the surface.