As we turn the page on 2018, we here at MPG are hot on the trail of the new design trends in the graphic-print industry.  While many were busy predicting what was to come in 2019, Apple once again set the tone for what graphics may look like in the year to ahead.  With its strong typographic focal points and light and dark color schemes, their new ads regarding the iPad are sure to catch the eye of the consumer and have many other tech. companies clamoring to one-up Apples visually stunning graphic.

Some other predictions for new trends this year comes to us via geometric shapes and abstract patterns that declares as Mainstream Futuristic Influences. It is predicted that margins will slowly disappear and new bold page layouts will prevail.  Stock photography will also go the wayside and it is suggested that more companies will add the good old hand-drawn illustrations back to their repertoire.  How is this futuristic?  Perhaps it has been so long since we have seen a drawing that it is all but forgotten.  Thanks a lot Pixar! 

Photoshop has also raised the bar in its popular program with 20 new features for 2019.  Some of these features include a blend mode preview, a color wheel, proportional transform, art board preview and new distribute spacing options, to name a few. 

Additionally, GraphicMama lists their new trend predictions as follows:

Open compositions

3D: Depth of a new generation

Anti-gravity: Flying & floating elements

Vivid colors & Dreamy color combos

Metallic effect: Golden, silver, iridescent

Fluid & liquid effect

Maxi typography

Outline typography

Text with background

Alternative art

Realism + Flat mix

The color of the year 2019- Living Coral

With all of these new trends comes a plethora of options for the consumer to play with when choosing their next design.  Have no fear, we at Master Printing Group would love to help you out.  So its time to take the ever-browning Christmas tree to the curb, clean all those old Holiday leftovers out of the fridge, and empty out your old bag of graphic tricks for the new up and coming designs!