When Covid-19 hit in 2020, the whole world had felt like in a pause. Economy had collapsed big time. Many companies had crumbled. The number of employment had gone sky high around the world. Aside from struggling to deal with the pandemic, many of us had also suffered some serious creativity block.
How Covid-19 Has Stalled The Creativity For The Past Two Years
Before we talk about decorative fonts, let’s look back a bit. The Covid-19 pandemic has been responsible for the stalling of our creativity for the past two years. No, the creativity is not dead yet. In fact, it never really has.
Creativity was just slowing down for a while, adapting to the whole situation. Although there has not been any significant changes in the creative industry, bits of here and there appeared. They may not have stood out during crisis, but they were enough to distract people from distressing thoughts. For example: online stories to cheer people up.
The Growing Trends for Decorative Fonts In 2022
Some time after 2020, people started picking up the pieces. The year 2021 was the year of hope despite more uncertainties. The vaccinations were offered and mandated. People started going back to work, while children started going back to school.
The creative industry started breathing more freely again. However, it is the year 2022 that it has picked up the pace. There are growing trends for decorative fonts in 2022, as if celebrating Phoenix rising from the ashes.
From Customized To Simplified Fonts
This year is the time for varieties, especially since this pandemic has brought us close together. Yes, there are still segregations in some parts of the world. From customized to simplified versions, these are some of the decorative fonts lighting up 2022 for you.
Samples of Trending Fonts
Without further ado, here are some of the samples:
Super thick strokes.
It is time to steal the attention with super thick strokes. These fonts are effective too for quite plenty of reasons:
- To create emphasis.
- To blur the line between negative space and letterform.
- To offer unique shapes.
Arts and crafts revival.
Arts and crafts were actually a 19th century idea on decorative fonts. It is also a revival of classic artistic techniques. It was like a rebel throwing critiques over the soulless uniformity during the Industry Revolution. According to the rebel, uniformity restricts creativity.
Today, arts and crafts revival is all about finding expressions through decorative strokes and crossbars. These two are creatively in contrast against the rest of the letterform.
If you are looking for something classic, timeless, and personal, authentic handwriting is the answer. Although the messier is better, these fonts are still very much readable. This font offers realism and emotions. Reading this feels like reading something a real human writes instead of something digitally-created. Let’s go retro with a touch of modernity.
The year 2022 is the time to not just stick to one type of font. Thanks to morphing animation, digital graphic designers now get to various kinds of fonts. From thick, thin, to big, small, italic, and bold – you can do either or all, right on the spot. In fact, the rapid morphing of the font makes the letters look alive and breathing.
Not only that, you can even bounce them up and down and also make them dance.
These bubble fonts have always been associated to children’s parties and other kiddy events. They are cute, playful, and even more attractive with bold colours. However, 2022 has given more liberty to these decorative fonts to be used for more adult-related events. (Now, now, do not get any weird ideas there. Hmm, perhaps you could.)
No worries, rounded fonts can look mature too with the right combinations and according to the concept. For example: stretch them out or pair them with multiple bright colours for a retro party. You can even experiment on making irregular forms. They might look kind of dizzying to some people, but they have their quirks.
The Covid-19 pandemic may have stalled our creativity for the past two years. However, it is about time that we rose from the ashes like Phoenix. Life goes on and so do we. Lighten up 2022 with more trending decorative fonts in digital.