Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018

Design Museum

28 March – 12 August 2018

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Exploring the role of political messaging in a decade of turmoil and renewed public engagement, this exhibition makes a case for the power of graphics.

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Hope to Nope at the Design Museum creates a journey through the major political moments of the last decade through graphic messaging – including political posters, protest placards and internet memes.

Reflecting on the politically volatile decade from 2008 to 2018, the exhibition looks at the varied influence that graphics have had during Occupy Wall Street, Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution, the Arab Spring, the Brexit Referendum and the American electoral campaign through over 160 objects and installations.

With global politics increasingly polarised and confidence in the prevailing order firmly shaken, Hope to Nope traces the far-reaching implications of how type, image and social media have been used to construct and communicate political messages over the last 10 years.

Venue information

Opening times

Open daily 10:00 – 18:00 (last exhibition entry 17:00)

The museum is open late on the first Friday of every month from 10:00 – 20:00 (last admission 19:00)

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