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Global Design Trends 2011 {An Infographic}

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 100 countries, and customers in more than 150. But perhaps most significant about these milestones is that it has led to tens of thousands of image searches each day - giving us valuable insight into design trends around the world. From vintage-themed photographs, to vibrant vector graphics, here’s an infographic detailing what visual stories were told over the last year.

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To view the infographic without a plug-in, click here.  To see a lightbox with all of the images featured in the infographic, click here.

Now it's your turn. What do you think the biggest trends of 2011 were, and what do you think 2012 will bring? Was there anything surprising in the infographic? Share your thoughts in the comments below, or on Facebook or Twitter.

Meagan Kirkpatrick Director, Public Relations & Social Media

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