Spring & Summer Design Trends

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The birds are chirping, the flowers are in bloom, and everyone is getting ready for spring and summer fun! This warm season brings lots of celebrations, parties, and outings and along with it, lots of excited customers. Today, we’ll go over some popular spring and summer design trends that we’ll be focusing on in the upcoming months.

Vacation Prints & Destination Illustrations

Bring the vacation to your customers by creating lovely floral, tropical, and saturated vacation and destination designs.  A few fun travel places to keep in mind for your designs are:  Amalfi Coast, Paris, Rome, Greece, Peru, Nantucket, Miami, Cuba, Los Angeles, New York,  San Francisco, Maui


Prep it up with designs that transcend decades, specifically blue & white stripes, sailor stripesseersucker, and gingham.



Organic Art

Feeling extra artsy? Try out a few light and summery watercolor (agate or stone), dip dyed, and marbled (marbled paper) designs.

Art Deco

Get bold with art deco designs!  Geometric framing, art deco shape pattern, and art deco typography are especially popular.


Get your groove back! Create some fun retro designs with 70’s style typography, simple illustrations and cartoons, and far-out phrases (especially for t-shirts.)

Party: Girl or Boy

Make a splash this summer with party designs! A few top themes to think about are: bachelor/bachelorette, fun sayings, summer pool parties, and festival vibes.

Little Ones

Channel your inner child and design nursery art with sweet illustrations, cute patterns and fun and inspiration sayings.

Stay on top of your designing schedule with our nifty Planning for 2017 blog post.

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