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 twelfth and final poster was created by designer Peter Marigold. In 2016, Marigold developed the Galvanized series of steel furniture for SCP, continued development of his FORMcard project which successfully launched on Kickstarter in late 2015, and helped develop Cass Starters – a scheme for design students at the Cass in London to launch their projects through crowdfunding.
Marigold focused his poster on Brexit, offering a satire on the role of Rupert Murdoch and the influence of News Corp on politicians and the public in the UK's decision to leave the European Union. "So, here is my picture," says Marigold. "A beaker full of screaming red and blue ants having bleach poured on them."