Iâ€™m pushing out as much floral stuff as possible at the moment, ultimate goal is to get it back to the pre-Raphaelite brother hood of old England, William Morris kind of stuff with natural tessellating patterns, but this isnâ€™t a prediction for the future, its whatâ€™s happening now, (thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m pushing it out quickly!).
I blame Philippe Stark and his ludicrous gnomes.
As for the future, Iâ€™m not really sure, Iâ€™ve started R+D with thick sections of clear acrylics, engraving, then setting in tinted resins with repeated geometric shapes, almost mathematical, its not a prediction, just what Iâ€™m having a go at. Baring in mind that I work in furniture not graphic design. But we work with trend just as close as you lot do.
AVE101, why do you think Farm animals, is it just something thatâ€™s on your mind?
It’s so overdone that it’s insulting. I saw a TV commerical the other day for Viactiv (a womans supplement or something) that specifically trashes “trendiness” (in favor of their “real woman” brand) all while using the curlicue patterns in the background. Hypocrisy! Lens Crafters had a similar add with unnecessary and distracting curlicues. People: it’s over.
A few random thoughts on potential up-and-coming visual trends:
Big splashes of flat, vivid color
Lime Green & White (mmm…minty)
Fine lines (pinstripes maybe)
Zig-zags and sharp edges in general, rectangles
Garish combinations (DIY aesthetic, NikeID etc.)
Snapshots (digital camera explosion)
Clean and Usable (Google, Apple, Tivo etc.)