3D design has recently started to get more attention. We love 3D in all its shapes and forms, so we put together this collection of visuals created in 2018 that are going to shape how graphic design, advertising and photography will evolve in 2019.
Do you find inspiration in trends or avoid them? Have you spotted a 3D trend yourself? Tell us in the comments!
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1. Humans of flat design become 3D
Illustrated characters that are often used on many digital products’s websites and interface illustrations are being re-created in 3D. As 3D turns more to mainstream, expect to see these pop up more often, along with cute 3D mascots.
With augmented reality becoming more popular, creators are getting more tools to play with 3D in AR.
Apple’s native support of the .usdz AR file, Snapchat’s and Facebook’s AR lenses and 3D posts and the availability of simple 3D / AR tools like Vectary, that let you create USDZ files, or Torch — an app for creating experiences directly in AR , Adobe Aero, Apple ARkit 2.0 and Google AR Core make it possible to create and show 3D artwork in AR.
This will bring designers new opportunities and challenges in 2019.
Another interesting relationship which started to develop is between augmented reality and e-commerce. With Shopify, IKEA, Snapchat, Adidasand L’Oreal leading the way, we will see many brands experiment with adding AR experiences to their retail stores, online shopping and as a part of their overall communication.
Monochrome visuals got a lot of positive attention in 2018 and we think this trend evolved into visuals with minimal, serenely harmonious and analogous palettes and more striking and contrasting complementary palettes.
Earthy tones enjoy a comeback along with 70’s inspired hues.
While 3D typography is not a new thing, thanks to the very popular project 36 days of type, it’s starting to appear in quite many campaigns. Letters constructed of blocks and machine parts and bold colors are extra punchy in 3D. Learn how to create your first 3D text visual with Google Fonts.
Mehdi is the Founder of Dopely, Gillde, and Pugo Studio, who loves to help creatives and creators to make their life easier and smarter. and also loves to help other founders and entrepreneurs to boost build products and brands.