Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Is Grunge Still A Graphic Design Style?
Here is a link to a good article on the history of grunge and some more details focusing on typography. I found it really informative.
I like to try and find design trends and styles before they become big. I like to try and figure out what will be big in a few years. The animated vines and flowers were big for a while and still are around but not like they were say 5 or more years ago. These swirly bits, as I like to call the trend, is one of my favourites.
Flat vs Realism post. Flat is a definite trend that is being seen everywhere. It is even starting to change as designers are adding extended cast shadows making for a 3D flat style, if that makes any sense. See my graphic samples attached.
As for grunge I think it is still fun and will be around for a bit longer. Grunge style is moving and changing as designers are still trying to be creative with it, like in the suit style ad mentioned above. I like grunge and made some t-shirts a while back that had a distress effect applied to them. I also made non-distressed, and censored versions. You can find them here. Not fully in the grunge style but the distressing and older style graphics makes them fall somewhere in the mix with a definite grunge influence.
My personal thought is that I hope grunge stays around for a while longer. It will be interesting to watch it develop and change. Are you still using grunge in your work or personal projects? What do you think the next big trend will be? Leave some comments and let us know.