Category Archives: Trends in design

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Grid Intensive Layouts- Exam 2

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Grid Intensive Layouts

Grid layouts aren’t new to 2010 (or even 1980), but web designers are starting to break away from traditional web layouts (header, content column, sidebar, footer) in favor of more unique, grid driven layouts. What started out with the 960.gs movement has quickly spread to grid systems that can actually adapt to the viewers screen resolution.

Design Trends – Logos

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2011 Logo Design Trends

Logo Lounge, for the past nine years, has posted annual logo design trend reports and they

have just released the 2011 logo design trends report. I would love to hear your thoughts

on the showcased trends.

Do these identity / branding trends effect you or your process? Do you agree with these

suggestions? Have you noticed any other trends?
On this topic of trends, one should not follow trends for the sake of following them. As Bill

Gardner points out:

Every year, it’s worth noting that this is a report on trends, not a recipe book of styles.

It is also not a finite list: There are other valid trends out there that are not mentioned

here.  The report should serve you as an ongoing view of where logo design is headed. The word

“trends” in itself can have a very negative cast, but in truth, trends aren’t bad. They reveal

our growth. It’s our take on them that allows us to move even further forward.

2011 Logo Design Trends

Gradients

Gradients

Juvi

Juvi

Vibrate

vibrate

O

o

Earth

earth

Monoline

monoline

Series

series

Brown

brown

Dandruff

dandruff

Concentric

concentric

Loopys

loopys

Banded

banded

Comma

comma

Buckys

buckys

Fruit

fruit

Back Again

backagain

Isometric

isometric

Blackhole

blackhole

PickUpSticks

pickupsticks

Reactive

reactive

Medallions

medallions

Do these identity / branding trends affect you or your process? Do you agree with

these suggestions? Have you noticed any other trends?’

© Artwork shown is copyright of their respective owners. Designer’s names & clients can be

found on the original posting linked above. Original compilation by Bill Gardner.