State of the Union: 2017 Design Forecast

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Sean Yashar, design authority and founder of The Culture Creative predicts the top design themes developing this year. 

 

Turbulent times and global instability will continue to influence designers work in 2017. A growing number of makers concerned with our current state of affairs have been presenting darker and more aesthetically challenging output, while others are reverting to childlike forms in an effort to capture lost innocence. Above all, designers works this year will increasingly present dream-like qualities, as an opportunity to escape our unpredictable times. Here are five emerging trends to watch as the world watches us.