Print design trends for 2017

23th March, 2017 ••

Print design trends for 2017

Print design is always evolving. Something that looked trendy last year might look dated today. We at Eminent Creative are constantly at the forefront of printing technology and we make it a point to be up to date with the latest design trends. Here’s what you can expect to see in the print design world in 2017.

Bright and bold colours

2016 saw muted, understated palettes gradually give way to more vibrant colours. In 2017, we’ll see designs become even more brighter and bolder. Bright neons or pastels and more saturated colours will give designs a more 80s look, than the mid 50s feel of previous years.

Modern retro

What was nerdy a few years ago is cool today. Expect to see top designers drawing inspiration from styles that were popular from the ’70s to the ‘90s. Pixelated graphics, space themes, and retro pop culture are making a comeback to tie in with modern tastes.


White or empty space has always been effective in design if used well. Designers are beginning to use negative space, where images are created by shapes formed between the graphics, rather than by the graphics themselves. This technique will make your design stand out from more conventional styles.

Custom illustrations

Independent brands and original products are getting a lot of attention in today’s marketplace. Think craft beers and small retailers. The same trend continues into design, with hand-drawn illustrations and original imagery replacing stock images and clip-art.

With over 14 years’ experience in print design, Eminent Creative has seen design trends change and evolve. Be sure to check out our website (link) for great examples of creative design.