Designing Disobedience

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Graphic Design Course Leader, Noel Douglas currently features in two shows at the V&A museum in London.

Disobedient Objects exhibits objects used in political protests, from Suffragette teapots to protest robots, the exhibition is the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. It demonstrates how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.

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Noel’s work in the show is a pack of playing cards, Regime Change Begins at Home which satirised a pack given out by the US government to soldiers involved in the Iraq war. They sold more than 30,000 copies between 2003-6. They feature here in a Guardian article about the show.

As well as Disobedient Objects, Noel’s design work also features in another show at the V&A at the same time, A World To Win, Posters of Protest and Revolution where he is exhibiting a poster, this show and the Disobedient Objects show will tour once they finish their run in London.

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