Epic Geometric Design – Our New Pinterest Board
In 2013 the latest trend was Flat Design. Clean and minimalistic, concentration was pushed wholly onto content. The need to remove the clutter and allow your customers a distraction free viewing was paramount, and rightly so. However in the background of flat design, geometric design has slowly, but steadily, started increasing in popularity.
What is geometric design?
The use of geometrics in art is seen as far back as the early 1900s in the form of Cubism. Pablo Picasso and George Braque were the movement’s main innovators. Revolutionising European art, cubism is considered to be one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. Modern cubism can be seen today in the form of polygonal illustrations and art. Increasing in popularity, polygonal designs are abstract, breaking an object down and exploring the multidimensional facets of it rather than expressing it in a flat two dimensional style.
In game design ustwogames take us on an illusory adventure with their new game for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Monument Valley Game. Inspired by the art of M.C. Escher, Japanese prints and minimalist 3D design, each level of Monument Valley is a unique, hand-crafted combination of puzzle, graphic design and architecture.
The use of geometrics, like many styles, is by no means a new thing – it simply evolves, creating epic new things, with past designs and art driving it forward.
Why you should be exploring geometrics in web design:
In web design the use of geometrics provides graphic designers with a fantastic opportunity to add to the flat design trend. Combined with flat design the use of geometric shapes enables a designer to stay true to the fundamentals of flat design – creating clean and clear designs, while also providing them with a clever use for negative space, and fun ways to explore colours. Because geometric design is always the produce of a designer or artists imagination, the result is always original. Geometric design produces simplistic, fun, modern and innovative designs with content at the forefront.
It is clear geometric design is here to stay, and that it is constantly evolving. With fashion and architecture continuing to follow the geometric design style in 2014, we foresee the use of geometrics gaining in popularity in graphic design. Wether designer’s and artist’s choose to use it in a simple and minimal manner, or a complex and extravagant way, we are sure the results will be exciting and epic!
We’ve set up a new and inspirational Pinterest board showcasing some epic examples of Geometric Design, including icons, website interfaces, posters, polygon art and faceted illustrations.