According the Adobe’s annual visual trend forecast, “silence and solitude” is one of six themes trending for 2018. It’s easy to see why consumers would be drawn to calming images following a year full of political strife and a constant flood of information bombarding Americans who spend an average of more than 10 hours a day in front of screens (according to a 2016 study).
Adobe worked with trend forecasting company WGSN to compile this list, studying reports on the state of culture worldwide and popular search terms looking for patterns. The themes of solitude, silence, and peace were recurrent in 2017 and throughout the history of art with creators continually citing solitude as the most productive environment for their work. This is particularly resonant at McGaw Graphics as we have seen some of our evergreen best-selling prints capture these themes. With art ranging from literal scenes of solitude, or works in peaceful palettes of blues and greens, it is clear that consumers want to create home environments that are peaceful and healing from the toils and tribulations of everyday life in the 21st century. We have curated a collection of top prints celebrating silence and solitude for 2018. Shop now.