A Guide to 2016's Visual Trends
Recently, Getty Images released their annual forecast of the six trends that will dominate the year’s visual landscape. In arriving at this shortlist, researchers combed through the keywords people search on Getty’s vast database of stock imagery—and then, after all this diligent data-gathering, they somehow conspired to group the most popular searches under these aggressively opaque umbrella topics: “Outsider In,” “Divine Living,” “Extended Human,” “Messthetics,” “Silence Vs. Noise,” and “Surreality.” What could these exotic word couplings possibly mean? How tall is an “extended human”? "Mess-" what? We’re here to help.