This was the question that Disegno sent out to a group of 12 design studios at the end of the year, with an open brief to design a poster setting out a vision for 2017. The designers were given rein to speculate, snipe, critique, amuse or predict. Disegno will publish the results of what they came up on Disegno Daily throughout the Christmas and New Year period.
The results are wildly divergent, all presenting a different vision for what the world has in store for the coming year. Some are optimistic, others mournful. All, however, evince their creators’ ability to surmise complex information and ideas in immediately graspable and relatable graphics and imagery.
Disegno’s third projection for 2017 comes from the designer Ineke Hans. Previously based in the Netherlands, Hans moved her studio to London in 2015 and has since consolidated her position in the city's design scene. In 2016, Hans completed a series of rugs for Nodus, an installation based around the curation of furniture for the V&A during the London Design Festival, and continued her year-long salon and research programme examining the future of furniture design.
Hans's poster took the form of a short film and focused on the vitriol that has permeated many societies in 2016. "We wish everyone a great 2017, but also with more understanding, compassion and a bit less polarisation and anger than in 2016 please," says the studio. "Let's celebrate our differences!"