6 visual trends for 2016

We live in a world where very few aspects of our lives are not influenced by technology. One dramatic result is a visual revolution. Images are no longer confined to traditional media or art, but are so integrated in everyday life that imagery can now be considered a global language.

The changes in the visual landscape, driven largely by social media, have meant an overwhelming mix of visual styles. With a smartphone containing photo apps practically in every pocket, this new visual aesthetic is having an unquestionable impact on advertising, branding and design.

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