Design trends for 2020

The team at Designhill, a custom graphic design crowdsourcing marketplace, have pulled together what they believe will be the leading T shirt design trends in 2020.

T shirts have proved their worth when it comes to marketing a campaign or a business. With a perfect T shirt design you can build a rapport with your audience perfectly. Many marketers understand the power of this advertisement method and create unique T shirts to catch the viewers’ attention. However, design of T shirt specific to your company and business is crucial to win your audience.

Because T shirts are increasingly seen as an effective way to market a business or a campaign, T shirt designing business is booming.

This industry is growing by 8.7%. There are hundreds of new and established T shirt design business already in the market. To compete in the market, you should come out with memorable T shirt designs that excite people and will catch their attention

New elements from nature and societies are creeping into T shirt designs. Already, indications of a variety of patterns incorporated in the designs are very much there, but such trends will develop further in the coming months.

When you set out to make your own T shirt design, make sure that you are aware of what is the ‘in-thing’ and try to design something that helps you stand out from the crowd of tasteless and insipid designs.

Here are T shirt design trends to look out:

1) Use of bird elements

Birds are fascinating figures for designers looking to express aspirations, mystery, nature and many other attributes. In 2020, remarkable patterns including abstract features will be the major features as part of fantasy T shirt designs themes.

Prints of songbirds, peacocks, and other such exotic birds are likely to dominate the design scene. These patterns have been in trend for past years also. Many designers are likely to continue the trend with some new ideas.

2) Use of nature related elements

Beauty of Mother Nature will be yet another major theme that will dominate the world of T shirt designs in 2020. This is because now people are more concerned about the environment.

Consequently, T shirts will display plant textures, abstract textures, collected specimen and colourful botany to reflect concerns of masses about Mother Nature. Such T shirt designs will help you build your brand identity in the market.

3) Use of pirate-art

A spirit of adventure and aspirations to visit a world where very few have ventured before may also be heavily incorporated in T shirt design. We’re sure that the ever-so-fascinating pirate art will find more place on T shirts and tank tops with a variety of deep-sea adventurism symbols. We’re sure you’ll come across a range of pirate skulls, mythical sea creatures, rope details and octopuses on T shirts.

4) Use Of comic characters

Comic characters remain popular with a large fraction of people. The designers are using these characters to catch the attention of viewers. Playful cartoons, twisted faces, and photographic T shirt prints of comic book superheroes with 90s-style and amusing messages on T shirts will be an attraction in 2020.


5) Use of bizarre imagery

In an effort to create unique T shirt designs, T shirt ideas sometimes off the traditional or common fashion. Designers may even go to the extent of using bizarre elements. They may choose to use the dark and macabre theme, human anatomy, the workplace of a Victorian surgeon and the scenes from the pre-anesthesia operating theatre. We’re sure a lot of bizarre yet amazing T shirt designs will rule all hearts in the year 2020.

Some of your clients may especially want to have T shirts with bizarre themes. Make sure that they know about your inclination towards such designs. So, when creating your business card design, remember to mention your specialty in bizarre themes.

These are the main T shirt design trends that may continue to rule 2020. Many of these carry their march from the last year. Some new trends may emerge as the year progresses. But these are not the only trends. We can be witness to T shirt themes such as street art, floral art, blurry images and nostalgic content.

When designing your custom T shirts, consider some basics. Keep the design simple but unique. You must know about the client’s requirement of business. A T shirt for a social cause will be differently designed than that for a purely business marketing purpose.

So, focus on the design brief from the client. T shirt designing is the field where you can be more imaginative. This is because there are a lot of themes to choose. You have a wide scope for experimenting with different patterns. So, let loose your imagination when working on a particular design theme.

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