Graphic Design Styles

Which Graphic Design Style Is Right For Your Project?

This Article Discusses The Following List Of Different Graphic Design Styles…

Victorian Style Graphic Design:

Samples of Victorian Style Graphic Design

To Recap, the main characteristics of the Victorian graphic design style are…

  • decorative outer borders
  • elaborate typography
  • symmetry
  • highly ornate and ‘busy’ imagery
  • very few straight lines or edges

Arts & Crafts Style Graphic Design:

Samples of Arts and Crafts Style Graphic Design

To Recap, the main characteristics of the Arts & Crafts graphic design style are…

  • reused traditional/older style features
  • simple forms
  • illustrated typography
  • lots of textures

Art Nouveau Style Graphic Design:

Sample of Art Nouveau Style Graphic Design

To Recap, the main characteristics of the Art Nouveau graphic design style are…

  • intricate hand drawn style
  • linear based designs
  • use of natural forms
  • regularly features female form

Futurism Style Graphic Design:

Samples of Futurism Style Graphic Design

To Recap, the main characteristics of the Futurism graphic design style are…

  • eclectic style
  • featuring or using new technology
  • offset text
  • some cubist influences
  • no traditional features

Art Deco Style Graphic Design:

Samples of Art Deco Style Graphic Design

To Recap, the main characteristics of the Art Deco graphic design style are…

  • bold geometric shapes
  • use of motion lines and sunbursts
  • high contrast in colours
  • flat (in terms of depth)

Heroic Realism Style Graphic Design:

Samples of Heroic Realism Style Graphic Design

To Recap, the main characteristics of the Heroic Realism graphic design style are…

  • realistic imagery
  • usually featuring one person
  • promoting an ideal
  • strong message in the text
  • clear, bold font

Early Modern Style Graphic Design:

Samples of Early Modern Style Graphic Design

To Recap, the main characteristics of the Early Modern graphic design style are…

  • geometrically based
  • minimalistic approach
  • clean type
  • more photos, less illustrations

American Kitsch Style Graphic Design:

Samples of American Kitsch Style Graphic Design

To Recap, the main characteristics of the American Kitsch graphic design style are…

  • contrasting imagery and fonts
  • bold, vibrant colours
  • aerodynamic shapes
  • people in dramatic poses

Late Modern Style Graphic Design:

Samples of Late Modern Style Graphic Design

To Recap, the main characteristics of the Late Modern graphic design style are…

  • distorted geometric shapes
  • informal structural layout
  • plain, simple, non decorative type

Swiss/International Style Graphic Design:

Samples of Swiss Style Graphic Design

To Recap, the main characteristics of the International graphic design style are…

  • use of negative space
  • very ‘clean’ and simple
  • sans serif fonts favoured
  • asymmetrical layouts

Psychedelic Style Graphic Design:

Samples of Psychedelic Style Graphic Design

To Recap, the main characteristics of the Psychedelic graphic design style are…

  • influenced by the prevalence of hallucinatory drugs
  • featuring abstract swirls of intense color
  • curvilinear calligraphy reminiscent of Art Nouveau.
  • intense optical colour vibration

Post-Modern Style Graphic Design:

Samples of Post Modern Style Graphic Design

To Recap, the main characteristics of the Post Modern graphic design style are…

  • collage like illustrations
  • overlapping elements
  • impulsive and playful
  • tilted axis

Grunge Style Graphic Design:

Samples of Grunge Style Graphic Design

To Recap, the main characteristics of the Grunge graphic design style are…

  • Dirty textures and background images
  • irregular lines and frames
  • coffee rings, spilled out liquids and dirty stains
  • torn paper and dirty edges
  • hand-written elements

Flat Style Graphic Design:

Samples of Flat Style Graphic Design

To Recap, the main characteristics of the Flat graphic design style are…

  • minimalist
  • no depth
  • neutral tones
  • straight lines
  • use of negative space

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