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Re: Current Styling Trends, What do you think?

Postby VanDeBar » January 25th, 2017, 5:17 pm

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ManCameron wrote:I think of trends more as a visual language than products in a category. I am a product designer, but I like to understand the emotional "feeling" you are trying to design for.

I feel like the retro "90's" throwback styling is going to trend for 2017. A lot of color, neon, negative space. minimalism. visual weight. I also see a lot of inspiration in natural patterns.

https://www.pinterest.com/cammycigs/gnar/


The 90s are definitively making a comeback ! Thanks for sharing.

Re: Current Styling Trends, What do you think?

Postby Schmu_Fmu » January 31st, 2017, 4:25 am


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hey, I am a bit late, but I just saw this on the frontpage. Does anyone know what backpack this is in the first panel?


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Schmu_Fmu wrote:hey, I am a bit late, but I just saw this on the frontpage. Does anyone know what backpack this is in the first panel?

I'm curious, too.

This is a little different from the mood boards that have been posted, but this is a great little article about influential products that were released this year: http://www.complex.com/style/2016/12/the-2016-product-releases-that-will-shape-the-future-of-american-style/

Re: Current Styling Trends, What do you think?

Postby VanDeBar » February 6th, 2017, 3:17 pm

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Schmu_Fmu wrote:hey, I am a bit late, but I just saw this on the frontpage. Does anyone know what backpack this is in the first panel?


PrintScreen + Reverse Image search gave me this :
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Noart-Sweed-Define-Laptop-Backpack/dp/B00D1WJRT4

Re: Current Styling Trends, What do you think?

Postby VanDeBar » February 6th, 2017, 3:33 pm

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Adding another one: Color accents. Especially colored lines against a neutral tone.

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Re: Current Styling Trends, What do you think?

Postby yo » February 6th, 2017, 6:28 pm

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These are great Philippe!

Re: Current Styling Trends, What do you think?

Postby VanDeBar » February 7th, 2017, 9:55 am

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yo wrote:These are great Philippe!


Thanks Michael. Just doing my yearly trends research and thought I'd share it as I go. Just wished more people would chip in !

Re: Current Styling Trends, What do you think?

Postby chriscarter » February 7th, 2017, 11:52 am


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VanDeBar wrote:
yo wrote:These are great Philippe!


Thanks Michael. Just doing my yearly trends research and thought I'd share it as I go. Just wished more people would chip in !


I'll share one -

Non Linear Patterns

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Re: Current Styling Trends, What do you think?

Postby VanDeBar » February 7th, 2017, 1:15 pm

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chriscarter wrote:
VanDeBar wrote:
yo wrote:These are great Philippe!


Thanks Michael. Just doing my yearly trends research and thought I'd share it as I go. Just wished more people would chip in !


I'll share one -

Non Linear Patterns



Cool, Thanks !


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Alright here's one. Fully rounded edges, with the most obvious examples being the Apple Watch and iPhone.

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I've noticed speckling/marbling be a finish trend over the last year or so:

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Sketchgrad wrote:I've noticed speckling/marbling be a finish trend over the last year or so

Ah, I've been curious about this one. For manufacturing, does anyone know how this is normally applied? Looks like sometimes it's just printed on the surface, but is there also a way to do it with an additive in the raw material?


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I too have been curious about this. A few options i found (some from thread here on the LAPKA piece). In mold decoration; looks good but easy to scratch off potentially. Adding higher or lower temp polymer in your plastic; may take a lot to dial it in to prevent mold flow/smearing. Flex/paid printing. Post mold painting. Think im explaining them correctly but could be wrong.

http://www.core77.com/posts/49861/Anyon ... s-Was-Made

https://www.durat.com/products/material/

Re: Current Styling Trends, What do you think?

Postby Mr-914 » March 2nd, 2017, 12:05 pm

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Brian: For plastics, it can be done just like with metallic effects. The flakes are mixed in with the resin.

It's an old technique that was once very popular with bakelite:

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https://www.google.com/patents/US3095400

"These are the patents you are looking for"

Looks like the final answer is mixing small particles of a thermoset with a thermoplastic during the molding.

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