Design trends come and go in the design world as quick as phones come and go in the tech world. A new design trend called 'Long Shadow' is becoming very popular right now. Many seem to be using it in all sorts of situations, but where it works best is in logos and icons.
The way long shadow works is to simply add a very exaggerated shadow on your chosen subject. The shadow can be adjusted how the designer likes, whether it be very light, very powerful or whether it stays sold or fades.
Here is a handpicked selection of some awesome 'Long Shadow' examples.
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