3 typography trends for 2016

3 typography trends for 2016

When it comes to typography, opinions will always be divided. But trends are hard to ignore...

At the very least, if you're a professional, you're gonna get into the trend by request. If you're no professional yet, it's cool to hop into and try to recreate that design everyone's talking about.

With that in mind, you should really check out these 3 typography trends for 2016 recommended by Design Shack

1. Retro Grunge Typography

Retro and vintage are having a moment. Everywhere you look, designers are using old style, grungy yet elaborate, type options. Typefaces have a custom look and feel but not too custom. In short, these typefaces are just a little bit (ok, maybe a lot) hipster.

You’re going to want to hate them. Most of these typefaces are not part of an easy to use freebie plan for web design such as Google Fonts or Typekit, or might not be “quality” enough for large scale print projects. Many of the most interesting styles are custom, single use designs that don’t have a lot of extra characters or styles.

But they are so darn cool.

Despite the flaws with many of these typefaces in terms of flexibility is a great bonus. You can use them for a stellar display option. The trick to using a retro or vintage typeface is definitely moderation. Pick a word or two (or maybe a logotype) and don’t use the typeface anywhere else. It works best as a single use option.

Here are three typefaces to try, to re-create these yourself:

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