It is common knowledge that Flat Design is getting outdated, the new illustrators are opening doors to several options that have been underestimated in recent years. While Flat Design appeared as a reaction to Skeuomorphism, where practically nullified all the techniques that this revealed, little by little the design is moving away from this rigidity, and, without going back, find a review of the techniques recently passed.
Following a scheme of these styles, and reviewing works of more avant-garde illustrators, the sequence could be the following:
Flat Design 2.0
In this question I answered naming the new design Flat 3.0, which obviously is not the right name. The new style is a consequence, renewal and advancement of flat design, but it almost has little or anything from Flat Design, beyond the exaltation of the vector images and the negation of bitmap effects (Despite being made in Photoshop 😁).
This new style has no name, in Internet there are pages with descriptions or qualifying adjectives but there is no name that identifies it despite having a common technical and stylistic basis. I see parallelism in composition, colors and form with impressionism. I choose Vector impressionism.
Le Suicidé, Édouard Manet
Last Dream, Leonid Afremov
Although the evolution of Skeuom, Flat and Flat 2.0 was marked by the interface design, sure soon we will find web designs with this new style, or maybe there are already, any link?
Does anyone have an idea of the real name or knowing a place to find a suggestion for the name of this new illustration style?