GREAT info from Shutterstock. They’ve analyzed the insights from their collection of 47 Million images, as well as video clips and music – to create an annual infographic that looks at which searches and styles are on the rise and predict which will continue to emerge and be dominant in future.
Here’s my quick topline but, if you don’t check out this beautiful and super informative deck, you are really missing out. The deck contains more comprehensive info on video trends, top music moods, cultural trends and social trends. Link here.
3 Global Trends impacting design, photography and video across every continent:
1. Blurred Backgrounds – searches for “blur” increased 144%.
2. Linear – global aesthetic is towards simplicity. Searches for “line icon” up 921% in 2014.
3. Unique perspectives – searches for top view (e.g. your feet shot from up high), up 66%.
5 Rising Design Trends
1. Double Exposure – up 740%
2. Hipster – up 431%
3. Low Poly – up 420%
4. Long Shadow – up 215%
5. Zentangle – up 214%