Im curious if any of you all could share your knowledge or observations in regards to contemporary aesthetic design in the graphic design field/ or fine art field even. Whats popular? Im not talking about objects or items im talking about "aesthetics". Like for example I know that currently what im seeing in contemporary novel t shirts are one spot color simple line art prints sometimes presented in irregular spots on the shirts... like on the shoulder blade area... extended to the front... or way at the bottom and crossing the side... irregularly. Im looking for observations, from you all who know what im talking about, in relation to what designs or motifs etc. that are popular. I know that a lot of our currnet designs are very retro with a modern flair but thats been around for sometime now. I guess one spot that current design aesthetics hits constantly to a wide audience is mtv... and im not talking about just 3d animation or motion graphics ... im talking about 2d designs. Most designs start on a 2d plane anyways. Also... i wanted to see some avant garde designs or aesthetics what source materials would you all recommend?... magazines, books, brochures.... etc. I hope you all understand what im kind of talking about here and im assuiming this knoweldge is free not requiring a fee or instruction in class!