London’s Design Museum invited It’s Nice That to be media partners throughout the duration of their exhibition, Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008–2018.
It’s Nice That published an article announcing the exhibition programme; and to celebrate the exhibition’s opening we will be publishing a series of articles that explore some of the key themes surrounding the show.
Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18 Exhibition opens at the Design Museum, London on 28 March. For more information about the programme of events and exhibition check out our articles appearing on the site throughout March and April.
From holographic groups to human billboards, protest can take on many forms. This is something GraphicDesign&’s Lucienne Roberts, the designer behind the Design Museum’s current exhibition Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18, learned quickly when putting together the Protest section of the show.
Contrary to its distinctly present-day focus, the Design Museum’s latest exhibition, Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18, started off as a historical retrospective. Curator Margaret Cubbage and designer of the show, GraphicDesign&’s Lucienne Roberts, discussed beginning in the 50s and 60s, but then Brexit happened. Then Trump. And what was immediately evident was the seismic creative response to global crises. “We suddenly felt there was an urgency to respond to this,” Margaret tells It’s Nice That. “How pivotal graphic design had become to political movements, and how diverse and rich and democratic it was.”
The Design Museum in London has announced details of its forthcoming exhibition Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18. The exhibition will examine the political graphic design of the past decade through artefacts ranging from traditional posters and banners to the rise of digital media and social networks that have extended the reach and changed the nature of protest.