Hope To Nope

“Public engagement with politics has changed dramatically since 2008. Discover how graphic design and technology have played a pivotal role in dictating and reacting to the major political moments of our times.”

Graphic Design Course Leader, Noel Douglas has work in a new show at the Design Museum, Hope To Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18. The show features work Noel has done with the collective Occupy Design over the last decade.

Here’s the description of the show from the Design Museum website.

Graphic design in the form of internet memes, posters and protest placards is being used by the marginalised and powerful alike to shape political messages like never before.

From the global financial crash and the Arab Spring, to ISIS, Brexit and Trump, this exhibition explores the numerous ways graphic messages have challenged, altered and influenced key political moments.

Journey through Occupy Wall Street, Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution and the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Have your fortune told by the All-Seeing Trump. Explore over 160 objects and installations, and uncover the real-time social media conversation around political leaders, through dynamic displays created in partnership with leading social listening platform, Pulsar.

‘One of the best exhibitions of the year so far’ Londonist ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
‘Diverse and provocative’ The Times ★ ★ ★ ★
‘Fascinating’ City AM ★ ★ ★ ★
‘Powerful’ Stylist
‘Placards that fizz with visceral anger’ The Guardian
‘Packed with protest art, posters and reams of memes’ Time Out London


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