2018 is looking to be a very pretty year for colour! Pantone has declared Ultra Violet as their colour of the year. General trends seem to be leaning towards pastels & neons with a bit of 80's nostalgia. Graphic Design, Media & Fashion are using these colours as well as some really great layout techniques to create some beautiful artwork.
+ Tutorials & Tips on how to create them for Graphic & Web Design
Colour - Ultra Violet | Pantone Tools for Designers
Colour - Pastels | Pastel Schemes for 2018
Colour - Neons & Brights | London Fashion Week Spring 2018 Palettes
This list is a work in progress!
Here's some examples of these trends in contemporary media and fashion.
The colour channels effect involves using multiple images (split into a CMYK or RGB colour). The images are either the same or similar.
Colour - Ultra Violet
When I read about Ultra Violet being the choice for 2018 my mind went back to the hologram imagery from the film Blade Runner 2049.
|Blade Runner 2049 (Film, 2017)|
Double light involves using two lightsources of different coloured lights. The most popular use of this at the moment is blue and pink neon.
|Photo by Jodie Becker - unikorn.smugmug.com|
Glitching involves screen tearing, chromatic abberations, pixelation, scanlines, ISO noise and other effects you would usually see on photo/video media with a damaged signal or poor settings.
|Gotta Glitch Hail Mary - livingdead.com.au|
|Moon Glitch Hail Mary - livingdead.com.au|
Cropped typography creates a relation with images by cutting away parts to make it merge more organically.
|Flourish - Poster by 83oranges|