It seems to me that we, as a young design culture, have many of the same undertones as the arts and crafts movement. We’ve rebelled against mass market goods and have placed emphasis on crafts, and craftsmanship - while still seeking simplicity and good design.
This is especially seen in the hipster culture - artisan cheese, coffee, pickles…artisan everything. One of the ways that this re-embraced philosophy is manifesting itself in the graphic design world is with the trend of handwritten and hand drawn elements. I’ve collected a few examples of outstanding work from some very talented people in our field. Enjoy.