It’s that time of the year again. The time when LogoLounge the world renowned website for logo design has releases the logo trends report. Last year report for 2017 was full of awesome trends. In 2018 it has even more to add to the world of design. Trends in graphic design come and go, but some of these will stay for a while. In the 16th year of this report we can see some truly awesome design trends

Key trends for 2018 in logo design

This year’s logo trends were influenced by a pendulum shift that’s starting to swing from clean, modern aesthetics toward curvy, retro designs that reflect a new attitude through color and embellishments.

Any time we look at trends, we tend to see that there is a pendulum that is swinging. For instance, it’s not uncommon to see an evolution from a flat logo to something dimensional or vice versa. But over the last three years in particular, from a typography standpoint, we’ve seen a transition toward very austere sans serif logos. Google flipped from a serif font to a sans serif, and other major brands like Verizon, Calvin Klein, and Century 21 did the same.

You can find specific details about each trend in the report for 2018. Some of the key concepts that have become trends through time are:

Tumbled
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Parallelogram
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Outline
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Modern religion
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Neo Vintage
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B/W Hipster
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EST. TRD MRK
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Blurple
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Gold
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Fatty fade
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Linear fade
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Field lines
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Cut
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Serif Redux
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Punctuation
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There is something that stayed but there are also some things that are new. You can compare this years trends to last year report for 2017.

Big thanks to Bill Gardner for building this great report for 16 years now.

Full report – 2018 Logo Trends

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