Are there any parts about 1990s graphic design that are still considered modern or retro? I’m talking about certain colors, fonts, patterns, etc.
Hotline Miami for example has a graphic style, that I would say is very 1980s, but also modern. Are there any modern works, that you would consider inspired by 1990s?
The 90s had quite a few styles over the span of that decade that I think would be identifiable as big graphic design trends.
The mid-90s were dominated both visually and musically by the grunge/seattle-sound. Two of the big names from that era would have been Art Chantry (and a lot of the work he did for Sub-Pop)
…and David Carson and his magazine Raygun:
Related in its grunge-iness but coming from an entirely different perspective would be CSA’s retro clip art style work:
Then there was the return of Steve Jobs to Apple where a lot of the more classic layout styles of the late 70s advertising were combined with the bright and playful product designs of the era:
And then, of course, the internet came. For print design, WIRED magazine is perhaps the most memorable showcase of ‘cyber’ (I use that term with tongue in cheek) design:
Are any of those ‘modern’? I’d say, no. Are parts of these styles used today? certainly. I’d say the photo-copy low-fi-ness of both Art Chantry and CSA are still in widespread use today. But keep in mind that’s been a style that’s been around 100 years or so, so isn’t necessarily strictly 90s-related.
To answer the question in your comment:
I am looking for something from the 90s that would be still considered a good design practice/style.
There is no particular style that would fit that broadly speaking. Whether a design trend or style is considered ‘good’ has everything to do with how it’s applied and the context of what it’s being applied to.