Using insights from our collection of video clips, music tracks, and 47 million images, Shutterstock's annual infographic looks at which searches and styles are on the rise, predicting what will rule the creative world in 2015.
These three trends are truly universal — impacting design, photography, and video across every continent.
Blurry and bokeh backgrounds layered behind text have been on the rise in advertising and design over the last 12 months, with searches of "blur" increasing 144%.
The global aesthetic keeps trending toward simplicity, with outlined icons and other linear styles on the rise. Searches for “line icon” increased 921% in 2014.
Roll over the map to explore a world of images, and see how visual trends differ from Brazil to South Korea and in between.
(Click on each trend to view a curated collection.)
The projected spend in the global online video advertising industry is expected to reach 9.8 billion US dollars worldwide in 2015.