Graphic T-Shirt Design Trends For 2021

Learn more about design trends in 2021.

With 2020 finally behind us, it’s time to look forward to a new tomorrow, to the days of 2021. And with a new year comes a new set of trends for every industry to keep up with. From film to literature and automobiles to technology, each and every year, there is a set of new trends for all of us to follow. We develop these trends in order to keep our designs and styles up to date, fresh, and unique. This is especially true when it comes to the world of fashion and graphic design. 

It’s no secret that fashion and graphic design go hand in hand. Think of your collection of graphic tees hanging up in your closet or the multitude of purses you’ve had embroidered; graphic design has elevated most, if not all, of our fashion styles, and we haven’t even noticed. But as we’ve said before, like any industry, fashion and graphic design are continually evolving and changing to meet the growing demand of the consumer. And 2021 is no different. Here are a few prominent graphic T-shirt design trends for the upcoming year. 

Taking A Stand 

Within today’s frenetic and chaotic world, it’s more important now than ever to take a stand for whatever you believe in. In a current political firestorm that includes the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality, more and more individuals are looking for ways to show their support and their stance. And what better way to show your ideals than through the expression of fashion? More and more graphic t-shirts are becoming politically orientated in order to express the wearer’s true beliefs and concerns. In a world divided, maybe fashion and graphic design has the power to bring us all together. 

Vibrant Colors 

The whole point of graphic design or fashion is to grab the attention of others. We all like the feeling of being admired or to be found attractive, and our fashion style plays a big part in how we are perceived. And what better way to catch the eye of a complete stranger than through the use of vibrant and eye-popping colors. Whether it be a luscious green or a vibrant neon, expressive colors have become increasingly popular within graphic design over the past several years. These vibrant colors make your designs stick out to the average eye and leaves an ever-lasting impression for the years to come. 

Handwritten Typography 

Unless you have the penmanship of a three-year-old, everyone likes the look of a handwritten note. So what would happen if you took the look of handwriting and put it on a graphic t-shirt design? Over the past several years, handwritten typography in graphic design has become increasingly popular, finally becoming a full-blown trend for the year of 2021. Because of the diversity with handwriting, handwritten typography adds a more personal and intimate look to your designs and makes your fashion style stand out from all the rest.