2012 trends to keep in 2013
We’re a few weeks into 2013 and the trend reports are already rolling in. From fashion to technology, social media and politics, no realm is safe from the ‘trend watch.’ At the faucethead creative headquarters, we’re still admiring the trends from 2012 and there are a handful that we hope to see carry their momentum into 2013. And trust us, there are also plenty we’re happy to leave behind. We’re looking at you, Honey Boo Boo…
We first mentioned HTML5 back in June 2011 and in the 18 months since that post, it has grown exponentially. It’s no secret that tablets and smart phones are here to stay, so HTML5 in 2013 is a must. We look forward to seeing the web creations to come.
Love it or hate it Instagram is a powerhouse. After being purchased for $1 billion by Facebook, starting a feud with Twitter, and testing the limits of user rights, the app still has more than 30 million registered users and 450,000 Android users on the waiting list for download. And let’s not forget the 5 million photos uploaded per day that garner 575 likes per second. Instagram is undeniably a force to be reckoned with and shows no signs of slowing down.
Graphic Prints & Patterns:
Polka dots. Chevron. Stripes. Aztec. Ikat. Plaid…
2012 carried prints and patterns on the runways, interior design magazines and printed graphic pieces around the globe, each more striking than the last. Some executions of the bold patterns were more successful than others, but we still see lots of potential for the next 12 months.
The 2013 Pantone Color of the Year has been announced (more to come on that later) and we loved the 2012 choice, Tangerine Tango but there was a front runner last year that also caught our eye: oxblood. The deep red has become somewhat of a neutral and has been paired with animal prints, the graphic patterns mentioned above and innumerable other textiles, perfectly executed every time and hopefully over and over again in 2013.