Shutterstock Publishes 2013 Global Design Trends Infographic

         Shutterstock Publishes 2013 Global Design Trends Infographic

With more than 280 million image downloads to date, Shutterstock unveils
visual trends from around the world.

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK) a
leading global provider of commercial digital imagery, published its annual
global design trends infographic. The infographic outlines emerging visual
trends from around the world, and was created using data from millions of
searches and downloads conducted on the site each year. As the volume leader
in the stock image space, Shutterstock licensed more than 70 million photos,
vectors, and illustrations in 2012, and currently has over 750,000 active
customers in 150 countries. Below are some of the top visual trends outlined
in the infographic:



  oVector illustrations are growing in popularity. Vectors accounted for 36
    of the top 50 images downloaded in 2012. The ability to scale and
    transform these digital files is driving this increase, providing
    designers timesaving assets for app and icon creation.
  oGreen is the top visual theme of the year. It may not be a new trend, but
    visual storytellers are becoming more specialized and seeking more refined
    terms, from "sustainable" to "eco-friendly."Green imagery accounted for
    nearly 14 million downloads in 2012.
  oVintage, geometric and abstract are three prominent visual themes around
    the world. Together they accounted for nearly 13 million downloads in
  oBrazil is at the cutting-edge of design. Abstract, pixelated, and
    geometric designs dominated the country's top downloads."We expect these
    themes to spread throughout the globe in 2013, as Brazil has become a
    highly influential design hub" said Global Communications Director Meagan
    Kirkpatrick. "With the Olympics and World Cup approaching, all eyes will
    be on Brazil and the young, emerging creatives," she added.
  oRussia is a Fashion and Beauty mecca. With hundreds of photographers based
    throughout the country, Russia is producing some of the most alluring
    images in the world.
  oVideo is becoming increasingly popular, as more mobile devices can process
    and stream rich media content. Popular video themes for the year reflect
    the changing image-capture technology, including timelapse, action
    point-of-view, and 3D motion graphics.

To view Shutterstock's complete Global Design Trends Infographic, visit the
Shutterstock Blog. To request additional information about emerging trends

About Shutterstock

Shutterstock is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed
photographs, vectors, illustrations and videos to businesses, marketing
agencies and media organizations around the world. Headquartered in New York
City, Shutterstock works closely with its growing contributor community of
photographers, videographers, illustrators and designers to curate a global
marketplace for royalty-free imagery. Shutterstock adds tens of thousands of
rights-cleared images each week, and with more than 23 million files currently
available, the Company recently surpassed 280 million image downloads.
Shutterstock also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media agency.

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Contact: Meagan Kirkpatrick, Global Communications Director, +1-646-402-2854,
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