Special Project

Visions for 2017: Laureline Galliot


27 December 2016

After the annus horribilis of 2016, what might 2017 have in store?

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 fifth projection for 2017 comes from Laureline Galliot, a Paris-based designer and laureate of the prestigious Design Parade competition. In 2016 Galliot was one of the contributors to Disegno #13, for which she devised 'The Dream of Reality'. For this feature, Galliot created iPad paintings to accompany A.A. Milne's children's poem 'Nursery Chairs' as part of an exploration of the role of perception and imagination in the design process.

"In between festive, utopian and wildly optimistic, with whimsical and humorous tones," says Galliot in description of her poster. "It is a young woman full of hope ( and champagne) for 2017, living between excitement and peace." To accompany the sentiment of her poster, Galliot also created a painting of lush vegetation bursting forth.

IMAGE Laureline Galliot
IMAGE Laureline Galliot