It seems to me that the currently trendy thing to do is add textures to your flat vector graphics. I’ve been playing around with a party poster today and thought it would be nice to show a few examples:
Flat vectors, this is the party poster after I’ve finished with it in Illustrator.
Colour halftone, I don’t much about all this colour separation stuff as I’m not a print designer, but I do like the texture of the halftone patterns. This one is quite a subtle shade.
Halftone, reduced this verson down to just one colour.
Concrete wall, using the wall itself as an opacity mask makes it look as if it’s been painted on.
Brick wall, much the same as the last one with a bit of colour.
Wood grain, just used the vector shapes to mask off various wood grain textures… Quite like this one.