3 Retro Design Themes That Are Suddenly Resurgent in Modern Culture

Shutterstock's 2019 Creative Trends looks at spikes in visual interest

From left, the visual themes of "Zine Culture," "Yesterday's Tomorrow" and "'80s Opulence" are expected to be prominent in 2019. Images via Shutterstock. Credits, from left: Olesya Tseytlin, Gorodenkoff, Iordani

Whether it’s from a desire to escape the anxieties of modern life or simply an artistic form of nostalgia, the visual techniques of the recent past are now helping define the look of the present.

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@griner david.griner@adweek.com David Griner is creative and innovation editor at Adweek and host of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."