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.
‘One of the best exhibitions of the year so far’ Londonist ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
‘Diverse and provocative’ The Times ★ ★ ★ ★
‘Fascinating’ City AM ★ ★ ★ ★
‘Placards that fizz with visceral anger’ The Guardian
‘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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Free to members
Make the most out of your visit, experience the Hope to Nope exhibition alongside Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier and save up to £5.
Concession and family tickets available
Join a panel of designers, artists and activists for a talk on the visual languages of protest.
To coincide with Hope to Nope, this talk explores the role of social media, gifs and memes, in the rise of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Background image | Image credit: Andy McArthur