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Fluctuations in visual language preferences. "Fashion" and widespread acceptance of imagery.

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Off-kilter design style

I'm trying to recall what this style is called where it's super minimal, there's a light use of shapes to guide the attention and the shapes and text are slightly out of kilter to each other. Does ...
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Where can I find GIF inspiration about a certain subject (find us page)?

I started working as a graphic designer two days ago. My boss asked me to create more than one gif to clarify the location of a company and when I created one and he said "I could've liked it two ...
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What role do yearly published logo “trends” play into the process of creating a logo?

Multiple blogs publish logos trends (1, 2, 3...) on a yearly basis, highlighting the various styles that have left their trace in logos branded this year. Considering that logos usually aim at being ...
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Logo design: what is this style called?

I see many 'crystallized' style logos, for example the Sketch logo or something like the attached. What is this design style called?
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What is the actual problem with Calibri?

Recently I've been seeing many pages and blogs with some sour distaste for Microsoft's Calibri typeface, mashing it as if it was the new Comic Sans or something. At first I tought the problem was ...
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What 1990s graphic design trends are still considered modern?

Are there any parts about 1990s graphic design that are still considered modern or retro? I'm talking about certain colors, fonts, patterns, etc. Hotline Miami for example has a graphic style, that I ...
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What is this type of style called? [duplicate]

What is this type of style called?
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How do I create curved edges in Illustrator using the Pen tool?

When creating illustrations, I have seen recently there is this new rounded edges trend going on in the design world like in this image here and I was wondering if anyone knew how to do this with ...
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What is a luxury logo?

I have looked around for logo designs in the luxury category. I found that some luxury logo designs are complex but some are very simple. Which trend is most used nowadays? Complex or Simple?
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What were some the main trends/breakthroughs of web design?

We have quite a few questions about some web design trends in particular, but I was wondering if you could help me put together a quick reference to what the main web design trends and breakthroughs ...
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why do old things look old [duplicate]

As a graphic designer I have found it always very interesting that how designs made in past look very outdated, unfit, out of place, underwhelming and just wrong. Even though i know it's true designs/...
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Recommended practices for working with backgrounds in flat design

I am doing an Android app, actually re-disigning it, because the previous design was terrible. I'm not a designer, neither the guy who did the first version, we're both developers, but I do like the ...
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How do design trends originate?

In my short experience with graphic design I've seen design go from bevel & emboss to all flat designs. People always hop onto these design trends with no hesitation. Anyways, I have a few ...
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White and black design style

Recently I noticed a trend in graphic and industrial design that focuses on (usually predominant) white or very light gray and high contrast black or dark gray shapes — which fascinates me because of ...
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Why do some logos look dated? How does design age?

What makes a design look old? How subjective is this? Who decides? Look at this Bell logo: It's from 1969. And boy, does it look that way. It's simple and minimal, but.. it looks old. Take a look ...
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Suggestion for a book on graphic trends and their evolution

I have been researching about graphic design trends and its evolution. Can someone please suggest a particular book or website about this subject?
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Modern design - What's that?

I am working on redesigning my website and iterating through fivesecondtests. The overall feedback is improving but no matter what I change, several people have mentionned that my designs look "...
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Are dotted pictures a new trend in Web Design?

I've noticed lately that some of the websites I visit regularly are adopting a new and bizarre trend in Web Design: "the dotted pictures". Not sure what to call it. It looks as if a pattern of ...
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To What Extent Should Overused Fonts Be Avoided?

Conventional wisdom says to avoid overused fonts, because they start to lose their flair, and then your work ceases to stand out from the crowd, or adopts unwanted connotations. But what if an ...
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What's up with the one-page website design fad?

I've seen an influx of websites that put all of their content on one page, ala this site. Even the sites on some of the lists I see in Smashing Magazine do this (like this one, with what seems like a ...
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Why is SunBurst background so popular and are there any other ones?

I keep seeing SunBurst Background Pattern for years, literally! and It is still trendy. Why is it still so? Do we lack creativity for similar generic (or focus drawing) background patterns or human ...