Future exhibition Gallery 2
Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18
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.
‘Packed with protest art, posters and reams of memes’ Time Out London
Age guidance 7+
DISCLAIMER: The views displayed in the exhibition are those of the individuals and organisations that created them – some of which may cause offence. The Design Museum does not necessarily agree with such views, nor does it consider them to be necessarily justified, truthful or accurate.
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Concession, family, learning groups and gift tickets available
Make the most out of your visit, experience the Hope to Nope exhibition alongside Ferrari: Under the Skin (until 15 April) and Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier (from 10 May) at a discounted rate.
Concession and family tickets available
In this lecture Mike Monteiro discusses designs’ ethical responsibility to address political and social injustice.
This talk reflects on the visual protest material produced during Turkey’s Occupy Gezi movement.
Make your own creative publication using riso-printing in this two-day workshop with publishing collective OOMK.
Co-hosted by Central Saint Martins, this event explores themes emerging from the Hope to Nope: Graphics & Politics 2008-2018 exhibition.
Join this British Sign Language Tour of Hope to Nope: Graphics and politics 2008-18 and discover how graphic design and new technologies are shaping the politics of our times.
A day of talks, performances and interventions exploring how contemporary conspiracies and belief systems are born, broadcast, and believed.
Join American graphic designer and partner at Pentagram, Michael Bierut for a talk on graphic design in mainstream politics.
Join graphic designer Fraser Muggeridge to explore the underlying principles of typography in this one-day workshop.
Visual artist Dread Scott and writer and academic Kehinde Andrews examine the rise in black radicalism through visual material that has defined this movement against racial injustice.
Background image | Image credit: Andy McArthur