On the world stage, 2018 was a whirlwind of a year in everything from politics to entertainment. Consumer tolerance for shock is on the rise as unprecedented becomes the new normal, and digital design thinking is evolving accordingly.
2019 is the year in which design embraces chaos and tempers it with a sense of order and beauty. Trends in illustration diverge, either by adopting exaggerated proportions and surreal colors, or by creating elaborate yet simplified miniature landscapes. Retro influences from loudly disruptive aesthetic movements of the past, like brutalism and cubism, return to make aggressively bold statements. And jarring colors find playful harmony in tiled patterns, modern collages, and abstract geometric shapes.
Here are the 8 design trends that Coastal Creative predicts will dominate the digital landscape in 2019: