This book is produced by GraphicDesign& and the Design Museum.
'Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008 – 18' is a GraphicDesign& Politics project which shows how graphic design not only responds to political events, but can also challenge and even shape them. From the Great Recession of 2008, the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill and the terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, to the Brexit referendum and the 2016 US presidential election that shocked the world, 'Hope to Nope', which has been co-produced with the Design Museum, explores the role of graphic design in one of the most politically turbulent decades in recent history.
As traditional media rubs shoulders with the hashtag and the meme, the influence and impact of graphic design has never been greater or more international in its reach. North Korean propaganda, fake posts disseminated by Russian troll farms, a human billboard campaign against sexual harassment in China and anti-Zuma rallies from South Africa reflect how graphic design gives voice to political hopes and fears around the world.
Alongside interviews with celebrated graphic designer Milton Glaser and street artist Shepard Fairey, the international designers and artists featured in this book include: Rebecca Wright and Lucienne Roberts.