Top Graphic Design Trends 2019: Fresh Hot & Bold

Top Graphic Design Trends 2019: Fresh Hot & Bold

The last quarter of the year 2018 is only a few days in but it already got us wondering about what graphic design trends 2019 would be. Observing what is going on out there in the world of graphic design, we can say with confidence that the year 2018 has been a strong year marked with many wonderful graphic, web, print, editorial, package, and other kinds of designs.

Now that 2019 is less than 3 months away, we are absolutely thrilled to find out if we’ll be witnessing a total apocalypse in the world of graphic design or everything will just stay the same old, same old. We are definitely seeing designers taking several directions. We’ve found out that…

Graphic design trends 2019 are:

  1. Open compositions
  2. 3D: Depth of a new generation
  3. Anti-gravity: Flying & floating elements
  4. Vivid colors & Dreamy color combos
  5. Metallic effect: Golden, silver, iridescent
  6. Fluid & liquid effect
  7. Maxi typography
  8. Outline typography
  9. Text with background
  10. Alternative art
  11. Realism + Flat mix
  12. The color of the year 2019

Keep scrolling to discover more details about graphic design trends 2019.


Open compositions: Ditch the frames

The first of our graphic design trends 2019 predictions is open compositions. Not so long ago, designers used to put frames on everything to achieve the feeling of a finished design. Lately, there has been a tendency for open, airy designs which seem to show only a part of the whole “picture”. In 2019, we expect from designers to ditch the frames completely and surprise us with open, airy designs.

Design by Vasjen Katro

Design by Vasjen Katro

While each piece seems to show only a part of the whole design, designers can easily play with the composition and make it literally infinite with each part continuing the composition. This trend is easily achieved in web design but it is possible even on print designs.

Design by Dutchscot London

Open composition often tap into the viewer’s imagination, making you wonder what else is there. Web design, as a part of the graphic design, in 2019 will also characterize with full-width open compositions and interactive websites to prolong the experience.

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3D: Depth of a new generation

3D cannot possibly not make ti into graphic design trends 2019. 3D has proved itself as a quite stable and persistent trend for the last few years, so we are definitely going to see a lot of it in 2019. Luckily for all of us, technologies are evolving quite quickly allowing graphic designers to create amazing 3D masterpieces which make the viewer the almost immerse into the design.

dragon shield by Maxim Shkret

Design by Maxim Shkret

ibm systems magazine by sawdust

Design by Sawdust

Design by Santi Zoraidez

The 3D trend is definitely going to be a huge part of web design in 2019, more often presented as open compositions taken up the roles of windows to another world. Designers will recreate pieces that remind of the real world and ones that take us to alternative universes or even into the future. The possibilities that this trend holds are really infinite, so in 2019, we certainly expect that this trend would flourish.

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Project by Mike | Creative Mints

Typography will be definitely not bypassed by any of the graphic trends 2019 including 3D. Often created as the main visual element of the design, 3D typography gives designers freedom to improvise. Even by using 3D typography alone, graphic designers in 2019 will be able to make us immerse into a whole new world.

by Beetroot Design

Design by Beetroot Design

Design by Sawdust

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Anti-gravity: Flying & floating elements

We may not have lived to see flying cars, yet but the era of flying elements in graphic design has definitely come. Flying and floating graphic elements are among our graphic design trends 2019 predictions. The idea of designs which move and behave like they are in a non-gravity environment conveys the overall feeling of freedom. Designed with an open composition in mind, these elements boost the major concept of a window to a new world, as they appear floating in and out of the screen.

The 3D technique is often mixed up with the non-gravity concept which adds up to the realism of the composition. While 3D is certainly a field to unleash your designer’s potential, then the non-gravity concept definitely gives you a green light to spice up the composition even more.

graphic design trends 2019 3D

Design by Ben Fearnley

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The anti-gravity trend also appears in package design presentations, giving the product a feeling that it comes from a different world. The viewer can easily grasp the futuristic vibes when looking to these designs which naturally boost the curiosity. In result, an ordinary product easily transforms into an extraordinary one. Anti-gravity is indeed a concept that will be seen a lot in graphic design trends in 2019.

Project by multiple owners

Project by multiple owners

blanc naturals package design by Foxtrot Studio

Design by Foxtrot Studio

Design by Anastasia Dunaeva


Vivid colors: A trip to Dreamland

Vivid color combinations, as well as dreamy color transitions and gradients, will continue being trendy in 2019, only even more vivid. As they bring a futuristic feeling to the overall design, these color schemes will make you feel like you are in an alternative universe.

Design by Leo Natsume

Design by Leo Natsume

Project by Rafael Araújo

Using futuristic colors to create mesmerizing out-of-this-world designs really taps into the designer’s imagination and provides a lot of room for improvisation. Many graphic designers combine 3D visual technique with trendy vivid color transitions to mark graphic design trends 2019 with even more powerful looks.

Design by David Glissmann

Design by David Glissmann

Design by Leonardoworx LWX

Design by Leonardoworx LWX

design by Santi Zoraidez

Design by Santi Zoraidez

Project by multiple owners

Project by multiple owners

The 3D technique plus vivid color transitions certainly makes million-dollar combination even when translated into a typography design. Well, typography is a huge part of graphic design, so multi-color typography designs like the following ones will certainly be common. We are definitely including this combo in graphic design trends 2019 predictions.

design by Mohammed Samir

Design by Mohamed Samir

Design by Muokkaa Studio

Design by Muokkaa Studio


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