This year, a culture of protest permeated our visual landscape, from climate change to pro- and anti-Brexit campaigns, all vying for prominence.
The spectrum of projects in contemporary graphic design explores the politics and power of communication, and how it can be wielded. These projects range from radical books and citywide platforms to graphic visibility for minority groups.
A wayfinding system that uses pictograms
An encyclopaedic study of architecture's parts
A publication on alternative Chinese urbanism
A biennial poster that moves
A campaign highlighting political hypocrisy
A quarterly publication on the future of food
A book celebrating new female designers
A collective for queer and trans people of colour
A compendium of new typeface designs
A student-led plea to end our environmental crisis
A data-visualisation project
A feminist ad campaign
A football-club identity celebrating its region
Discover the most innovative designs across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design from the past 12 months, as nominated by design experts from around the world.