Shutterstock’s Global Design Trends 2014 infographics is essentially a visual press release. Based on their own internal web stats from their users, they are sharing the most popular image searches and trends from 2013. And of course is should be shared visually!
One of our favorite annual traditions at Shutterstock is sharing our hard-earned design-trend data with the world. For this, our third annual infographic, we used data from our 350 million all-time downloads to explore recent and emerging trends from around the globe.
Check out the infographic below, then scroll on to view a lightbox featuring images showcased in the design, get the code to embed the infographic on your site, and share your own thoughts and insights in the comments.
Searches for infographic design elements in 2013 were up 332% compared to 2012!
Many infographics include data sources, but this one is based on their own internal data! As a alternative, I love that they include clickable links to all of the stock photos, vectors and videos included in the design on the infographic landing page. However, it would have been helpful to readers for the infographic to include the longer URL directly to that landing page on the Shutterstock blog, instead of just the front page. Readers that make it that far, then have to search for the specific blog post to find the links and the original infographic. Today, it’s the most current post and easy to find, but after a few more blog posts it will be much harder to find.
Thanks to Danny for sending in the link!