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monotype.com

Type Trends 2023

Typographic trendspotting from the Monotype Studio.

technologyreview.com

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2023

Every year, we pick the 10 technologies that matter the most right now.

rectangle.substack.com

The Linear effect

Is everything looking the same?

evilmartians.com

Midjourney vs. human illustrators: has AI already won?

An experiment: we repeatedly give a typical work task to both a human artist and a text-to-image AI art generator. Who wins?

uxdesign.cc

2023 Visual Design Trends Guide

The rise of motion design, parallax, immersion, contrasting UI styles, imitations and more.

shakuro.com

Icon Design Trends For 2023

Check out these icon design trends for future years before diving into work.

editorx.com

Why is type inspired by ’70s era candy so big right now?

Bite into the history of the squishy sans serifs making scrolling sweeter.

fastcompany.com

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.

logolounge.com

2022 Logo Trend Report

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

medium.com

Thoughts on modernism, brutalism, and a number of other outdated “isms”

When hollowed-out ideologies produce failed outcomes.

webflow.com

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?

msft.it

Digital = Physical

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

vox.com

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?

eyeondesign.aiga.org

The Era of Rebellious Web Design Is Here

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

cododesign.com

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.

every.to

DALL·E 2 and The Origin of Vibe Shifts

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

webflow.com

Going cyberpunk and riding the vaporware: A look at retrofuturism

Take a deep dive with us into retrofuturism.

uxdesign.cc

Neubrutalism is taking over the web.

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

maxkohler.com

Why do all NFTs look the same?

Notes on the aesthetics of speculation.

smashingmagazine.com

Claymorphism: Will It Stick Around?

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