2021 Is Going to Be Surreal, at Least When It Comes to Creative Trends

Shutterstock predicts a year of tie-dye, inkscapes and 'Picasso-esque faces'

Shutterstock bases its creative predictions on search trends and customer data. Shutterstock

Tie-dye, inkscapes, surreal face graphics, candid portraits and authentic human images inclusive of nonbinary people are increasingly being searched for and will “define creativity in 2021,” according to Shutterstock.

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