Awards & Engraving

June '19

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OUT OF THIS WORLD – CELESTIAL Shooting stars, comets, orbs, and space- age elements are among the design ele- ments and motifs that can be found on gift items, apparel, and even wallpaper. Think dark navy blue or black and purple or violet shades with white, gold, or cream colors. Stars, moons, night skies, and constel- lations and patterns make up what's seen the most. Think constellations from the night a couple got married (their "love was written in the stars"-themed) or use them for a new baby gift aligned with the birth date. If created/given as a birth date gift item, there may be a specific zodiac sign with the baby's name and date displayed on a large ChromaLuxe metal or natural wood print. While you can easily do large products, this trend can be seen on products that run the gamut in size from the large wall décor to bag tags or even simplified on a small bezel jewelry charm. If you sublimate blankets or mugs, this trend can also be applied to soft products as well. WELCOME TO THE… JUNGLE One way to summarize this design trend is, "Big leafy greens make us all jump for joy! Emerald, moss, sage, teal, and lime — bright shades lend themselves perfectly to personalized gifts." This is how the jungle trend is described in a downloadable mini- trend report on the Unisub website. You'll find more information on helpful down- loads toward the end of this article. Target various tropical leaf patterns, exotic animal prints (think zebra or leopard), and contrasting bright colors; think the pink of a flamingo against a green Monstera leaf pattern or a bamboo texture could be traded out. It's all about patterns found in nature. This trend can be used with entire background patterns, as leafy accents on the corner of a message board, or dropping off from the handle of a coffee mug. A&E JUNE 2019 • a-e-mag.com 33 Mini-trend reports are a cheat sheet that you can download and keep for quick reference or inspiration.

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