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Global Design Trends 2011

shutterstock. GLOBAL DESIGN TRENDS 2011 Shutterstock is a leading source for visual media, with 17 million images generating over 200 million downloads since 2004. SHUTTERSTOCK HAS SERVED That's equal to 1 download for every person living in these major cities. 200 DUBAI TOKYO LOS ANGELES ROME BERLIN LONDON AMSTERDAM = 200 MILLION MILLION DOWNLOADS from thousands of contributors in more than 100 countries. HONG KONG PARIS NEW YORK CHICAGO RIO MADRID VISUAL STORIES WORTH TELLING DESIGN TRENDS AROUND THE WORLD Here are some of the top downloads for 2011, by country Images are worth a thousand words. So what were the visual stories people were telling in 2011? CATS 120k images / 407k downloads G GRAFFITI 43k images / 196k downloads AUSTRALIA WORLD DISASTERS 31k images / 124k downloads With over 150 countries downloading content from Shutterstock, the most popular images across the globe show 3 noticeable trends: SOCIAL MEDIA 5k images / 102k downloads ROYAL WEDDING C 4k images / 79k downloads A RISE IN VECTORS Allowing designers to scale and recolor as needed, vectors are the biggest trend of 2011. TEXTURE TAKEOVER aleather upholstery to scales on a reptile, lush texture images are on the rise as apps and websites strive to be more tactie. VINTAGE IS UNIVERSAL GREEN TECHNOLOGY 21k images / 46k downloads From Brooklyn to Sydney, vintage evokes a feeling of nostalgia during a tumultuous global climate. 16 Million Downloads 6 Million Downloads 5 Million Downloads Inote image counts are cumulative since 2004, downicads are for 201 EVOLVING VISUAL VECTORS RISING VOCABULARY In an industry that was once all about photography, one new content type is gaining significant share. Some topics like cats, family, and background will forever be staples in visual storytelling, but as technology changes faster than the speed of light, there are some new emerging topics redefining what some basic search terms mean. THEN NOW VECTOR DOWNLOAD PERCENTAGE SOCIAL 2005 5% CLOUD 2011 (as a % of total downioads) NETWORK A top 5 image in all 20 of our top markets The most downloaded image since 2004. GREEN LIKE INVITATION MOBILE Vintage Vector Set Abstract Vector Background shutterstock.

Global Design Trends 2011

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After 8 years, 17 million images and over 200 million downloads, Shutterstock has become one of the world’s leading marketplaces for visual media. We have artists and photographers from more than 10...




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