Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008–18

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From the Financial Crash, Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill and 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 explores the role of graphic design in one of the most politically turbulent decades in recent history. Traditional media rubs shoulders with the hashtag and the meme, extending the influence, impact and reach of political graphic design as never before. 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 all demonstrate 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, examples are drawn from international designers and artists, both amateur and professional.

Professional vs amateur, ‘good design’ vs ‘bad’, Hope to Nope asks us to consider where the power lies in political messaging today.
Creative Review
Editors

Lucienne Roberts David Shaw Rebecca Wright Margaret Cubbage

Designer

LucienneRoberts+

Contributors include

Gorilla, Dread Scott, Edel Rodriguez, TEMPLO, ThoughtMatter, Michael Bierut, Sagmeister & Walsh, Marwan Shahin, Barnbrook, Metahaven

Specifications

2018

150 x 210mm
128 pages including 220 images
stab stitched, three wires
outer cover in four specials
Inner cover in flood flourescent
350gsm GF Smith Nomad Grey
text pages in cmyk
115gsm Galerie Art Gloss
ISBN 9781872005355