Top 5 T-Shirt Design Trends That Will Rule Supreme In 2018

by Alice Jackson Tweet - in Tshirt Design - 6 min read

T-Shirt Design Trends

Last updated on November 13th, 2018

T-shirts are effective marketing tools that draw the attention of people towards your business. Thousands of potential customers get influenced seeing a t-shirt design that promotes a business. This means that an advertisement on a t-shirt reaches to more people than other marketing mediums. This is a cost-effective marketing medium as well. However, to get maximum response, your t-shirt should have a catchy design to achieve the marketing goals.

Logos are crucial business symbols of companies. But a logo is not merely a symbol. More than that, a logo has the potential of turning a business into a brand when clever marketing strategies put in place. Small business need memorable logo designs to draw the attention of customers.

Design trends emerge and fade away because of fast changes occurring in the design world. Similarly, in the new year 2018, many new t-shirt design trends will emerge on the scene. Some of them will continue from the past year. The graphic designers will be experimenting with some new design styles also.

You must have noticed that different trends have come and gone over the years. An article published in designschool.canva.com quotes Madeleine Morley of The American Institute for Graphic Arts (AIGA) saying: “A trend never simply emerges for a single year and then disappears in a puff of smoke. Instead, an aesthetic becomes popular gradually, even mysteriously, over time before fizzling out slowly without much notice at all.”

But the type of t-shirts you wear define your taste and choice. They show your attitude and personality. Even companies use t-shirts as a branding tool for their businesses.

Here Are 5 T-Shirt Design Trends That Will Rule Supreme In 2018

01. Nature-Inspired T-Shirts

Fashion of nature-inspired t-shirt designs will be huge in 2018 as the influence of nature and environment on designers as well people increase over the years. From big floral prints to natural textures such as furs, this year has brought with itself earthly prints that are refreshing as well as interesting to see. T-shirts having animal-inspired prints such as of dragonfly or butterfly wings will also be right on style! The best part of this trend is that it’s multi-seasonal.

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Your t-shirt design business must have a nice logo. The logo design will make a good first impression on your potential customers.

02. Cartoon Tees Are Back!

T-shirts having cartoon characters on them are back in vogue. Cartoon-themed t-shirts will take over all your favorite brands this year. They are humorous, full of excitement and add a playful twist to the design of your tee.

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So, if you are young (at heart), add one or two tees to your closet and you’ll be no less than a fashion icon. They t-shirts may have cartoon characters printed on them or just be colorful to give it a comic look. This trend is going to continue its run in 2018.

03. Gothic Is The New Black

Another t-shirt design trend to look out for in 2018 is of the gothic inspired t-shirts. Employing some elements of mystery would create unique graphic designs thus creating excitement in the consumers. The t-shirt designs will have elements such as illustrated mythical sea creatures, pirate skulls, skeletons, vintage typography, ancient seascapes, graphic Japanese waves and rope details and so on. They certainly grab the attention of the people.

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If you run a t-shirt design business, make sure that you put all the tess on your website. Create a professional website design and display all the information about your business on its web pages.

04. Creating Feathered Fantasy

With an extraordinary variety of bird feathers all around, designers can get really creative while making such t-shirts designs. They can take inspiration from the colors and exotic nature of feathers. A feather printed t-shirt can create a good and positive vibe with its vibrant colors.

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The designers can use the feather designs alone or combine with other elements and the customers will surely buy it. T-shirts can have intricate prints, exotic peacocks, songbirds, birds of paradise, detailed features, soft flowing prints and detailed illustrations. At Least one such tee is a must in your wardrobe. When starting a t-shirt design venture, do not forget to have a nicely created business card design. It should have your contact information for your target buyers of t-shirts.

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05. The Power Of Flower

This t-shirt design trend is evergreen. And it will continue to be one of the biggest t-shirt design trends of 2018 as well. It has a high fashion appeal amongst both women and men. Well known designers such as Gucci and Alexander McQueen too created head-to-toe floral looks a few seasons back. The trend is likely to continue its run.

This design trend aims to represent romance. You will see t shirt designs with photo-real images of flowers, blurry blooms, watercolor prints, botanical typography, splicing effects etc. Buy one for yourself as the ‘flowers are in full bloom.’

Power Of Flower

The rise of nature-inspired and floral prints may seem a little weird to some but adding such tees to your wardrobe will only take you closer to ‘stardom’. Your t-shirt design business must be equipped with marketing materials such as a brochure design that has information and images of your design works.

So, these are some of the t-shirt design trends that are likely to dominate 2018. If you are also a graphic designer, keep these trends in mind when creating the designs for your client. If you are a business owner and need to launch a t-shirt based advertisement campaign, you may be looking for some attractive t-shirt designs.

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Conclusion

T-shirt design trends from the past year will continue their run in the new year. But many new design trends also will emerge. We think that flowers, features, Gothic, and cartoons will be the main inspirations behind the designs. Overall, the emphasis will be on creating nature-inspired t-shirt designs.

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Alice Jackson is a business consultant, blogger, social media enthusiast, online market analyst, amateur designer and an avid author at Designhill. She has written on several topics including social media marketing, SEO, content marketing, startup strategies and e-commerce. When she’s not writing, she loves spending her time reading romantic novels, Connect with her on Twitter: @jackson_alice1

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