Infographic Design Trends 2019: 6 Powerful Trends to Follow

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Infographic Design Trends 2019 - 6 powerful trends to follow

Infographic design trends 2019 promise quite a colorful year in the niche, marked with a boom of flat oversimplified characters, a revolution of line art and outline graphic elements, amazing illustrations in all styles and more eye-catchy trends.

Infographic designs trends 2019 are undoubtedly influenced by graphic design trends 2019. With the remark that infographics have to put the focus on the information rather than on the design itself, we saw quite a lot of artistic and inspiring pieces. Keep scrolling to get inspired and learn what’s trendy in the world of infographic design.

 

Infographic Design Trends 2019 are:

  1. Flat & Super Simple Characters in Infographic Design
  2. Illustrations of All Styles in Infographic Design
  3.  Line art & Outline elements in Infographics
  4. Bright & Neon Infographic Designs
  5. Muted & Monochrome Color Schemes in Infographics
  6. Open Compositions in Infographic Design

 

Trend #1: Flat & Super Simple Characters in Infographic Design

Flat simplified and oversimplified cartoon characters have conquered the throne as the most desired character style for infographics. The simplification has gone so far that this character design style may not even include the characters’ facial features. It turns out, this oversimplification thing is a huge hit in character design right now.

Characters in infographic design are considered supportive elements. This specific characteristic of oversimplification allows designers to keep the viewer’s focus on the essential part of the infographic, i.e. the information.

infographic design trends 2019: simple flat characters

Source and full infographic: InfographicBee

infographic design trends 2019: simple flat characters

Source and full infographic: CoolInfographics

 

Trend #2: Illustrations of All Styles in Infographic Design

Flat, semi-flat, watercolor, outline, cartoony and more creative illustration styles are present in infographic design trends 2019.

  • Flat illustrations, whether simplified or more detailed including more color tones, are the most preferred style for infographic design this year. This trend seems to be one of the steadiest trends and is most likely here to stay in infographic design trends 2020, as well.
infographic design trends 2019: flat illustrations

Source and full infographic: DailyInfographic

infographic design trends 2019: flat illustrations

Source and full infographic: Visulattic

 

  • Hand drawn illustration styles like watercolor, ink, and pencil are also catching the eye this year. These styles are the perfect choice when you want to make an infographic design look more artsy and handmade. They are usually very well combined with handwritten fonts for titles and headings.
infographic design trends 2019: hand drawn illustrations

Source and full infographic: DailyInfographic

infographic design trends 2019: hand drawn illustrations

Source and full infographic: Visulattic

 

  • The cartoon style is a popular style used in all kinds of visual materials, well known for its ability to simplify even the most complex subjects and make them easier to perceive. This makes it very suitable for infographic design, as it makes the final infographic educational and entertaining.
infographic design trends 2019: cartoon illustrations

Source and full infographic: InfographicBee

infographic design trends 2019: cartoon illustrations

Source and full infographic: InfographicBee

 

  • Isometric illustration style is a technique for visually presenting 3D objects in 2 dimensions. Since actual 3D illustrations are a little bit harder to achieve in comparison to 2D, using isometric illustrations adds a nice perspective and depth to the composition.
infographic design trends 2019: isometric illustrations

Source and full infographic: DailyInfographic

infographic design trends 2019: isometric illustrations

Source and full infographic: DailyInfographic

infographic design trends 2019: isometric illustrations

Source and full infographic: InfographicBee

 

Trend #3: Line art & Outline elements in Infographics

Line art in all forms – illustrations, charts, icons and typography made in an outline style, and even lines drawn over photos are a huge hit right now in infographic design. Whether combined with flat style or used solely, the web is booming with amazing outline infographic designs. They look simple, clear of unnecessary details, and viable in visualizing the content’s message.

infographic design trends 2019: outline style

Source and full infographic: DailyInfographic

infographic design trends 2019: outline style

Source and full infographic: InfographicBee

 

Making an infographic is a creative work and as such, you will often see interesting design interpretations of a particular trend. Outline illustrations in infographic design are often presented in a more creative way such as unfinished or dotted lines.

infographic design trends 2019: outline style

Source and full infographic: InfographicBee

infographic design trends 2019: outline style

Source and full infographic: InfographicBee

 

Trend #4: Bright & Neon Infographic Designs

One of the major trends under the spotlight in the past several years has been bright colors. The simple reason is that they scream attention. Isn’t this one of the main purposes of an infographic?

In 2019, there is quite a boom of a particular niche of bright color family – neon colors. Neon colors look amazing on dark or white background (examples below) and are particularly effective in catching the attention among many other designs.

infographic design trends 2019: neon colors

Source and full infographic: DailyInfographic

infographic design trends 2019: neon colors

Source and full infographic: InfographicBee

 

You may be interested in this related article: 12 Amazing Animated Infographics

 

Classical bright combinations won’t be out of the spotlight, as well. A combination of bright primary colors: red, blue and yellow, complemented by the secondary green, orange, and purple are simply an evergreen trend. Combined with other highly trendy looks such as outline or flat designs, they create a truly modern infographic design trend.

infographic design trends 2019: bright colors

Source and full infographic: CoolInfographics

infographic design trends 2019: bright colors

Source and full infographic: CoolInfographics

 

Bright color gradients are still trendy in 2019. Designers use them to achieve more mysterious and dreamy looks. Gradients are usually well combined with flat design elements and line-art elements, as well as neutral background colors.

infographic design trends 2019: color gradients

Source and full infographic: InfographicBee

infographic design trends 2019: color gradients

Source and full infographic: DailyInfographic

 

Trend #5: Muted & Monochrome Color Schemes in Infographics

Surprisingly or not so much and probably emerging as a response to the bright color trend, we’ve been witnessing many infographic designs with muted or monochrome color schemes. This trend is usually combined with the flat design style and helps achieve a cleaner, more elegant look of the infographic.

infographic design trends 2019: muted colors

Source and full infographic: InfographicBee

infographic design trends 2019: monochrome colors

Source and full infographic: InfographicBee

 

Trend #6: Open Compositions in Infographic Design

In most infographics you’ll see, designers position all elements of the design inside the borders of the infographic. This is called a closed composition. In open compositions, the rule is quite the opposite – elements seem to go beyond the infographic’s edges, which makes the whole design more moving and breathing.

The trend is influenced by graphic design trends right now. Elements in open composition designs are not centralized but they are still very well balanced for both graphic and illustration infographic designs.

infographic design trends 2019: open composition

Source and full infographic: CoolInfographics

infographic design trends 2019: open composition

Source and full infographic: InfographicBee

To wrap up,

Infographic design trends 2019 seem to be quite exciting and colorful in diversity of styles and design techniques. In the same time, they keep the essential quality of being effective in communicating a message. The most trendy infographic designs for 2019 are quite various in looks but united by one quality – they keep the reader’s interest ’till the end.

 

You can also check out our infographic we’ve made to showcase the trend:

Infographic Design Trends 2019 infographic small

 

 

 

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Iveta Pavlova

Iveta is a passionate writer at GraphicMama who has been writing for the brand ever since the blog was launched. She keeps her focus on inspiring people and giving insight on topics like graphic design, illustrations, education, business, marketing, and more.

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