Yes, while isometric design is cool, it really corners you into a single look: Crossy Road. This totally works if you are an app developer or a video game company. But if you aren't, please steer your brand away from going this direction.
Sometimes after a heavy night of drinking, you need a water cleanse. Flat design was the equivalent of the water fast after a decade of grunge, embossing, and dramatic drop shadows. But now, as we come out of the dark age of design, we can begin to think about how to portray brands as individuals rather than relying on this tired trend.
Icons can be a great way of displaying a simple idea quickly and visually. But using the same icons over & over & over again can make a brand stale and lifeless. Especially if the brand starts to utilize icons as illustrations or images. Instead, take the time to create truly stunning icons or hire a designer to custom illustrate one of a kind icons for you.
Americana poster design
Don't get me wrong, I love the way this looks on the side of a bottle of bourbon, but that is where it should stay. I have really grown tired of seeing this sort of design on every boutique, coffee shop, and any other hipster hangout. This re-emergence of the old west design from the 1800s gives bourbon a great nostalgic feel when being poured over the rocks. So let's keep it on the rocks and focus on creating original and contemporary ideas for modern brands.
Oh, come on! How is this even still a thing? Who is letting people commit design suicide?