Graphic Design Level 3 Diploma students went to London to see the inspirational exhibition Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18.
The exhibition organisers said:
“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. ”
Emma Burton, Course Team Leader, says: “This was a brilliant opportunity for our students to see how Graphic Design shapes, is shaped by and reflects world events.”