Anyone interested in graphic identities and logo design should check out Bill Gardner’s 2010 report as quickly as possible. Every year, Gardner assesses trends and gives a comprehensive run down of the current modes popular in the field. What’s happening this year? Gardner sees a lot of circles, he also sees a good amount of work influenced by technology – like Illustrator’s swirl and pucker tools.

Another interesting point, Gardner is particularly excited by developements in design emerging from Eastern Europe.

A few of the themes addressed in the piece are pictured after the jump. Read the full report at Logo Lounge.