Patronizing the Revolutionaries

In Europe and North America, museums just can’t win. It takes wealthy people and large corporations to keep them operating, but left-wing artists and intellectuals don’t like wealthy people and large companies.

It’s a tough spot to be in, but the Design Museum in London might have seen this debacle coming. The museum this summer hosted an exhibition titled “Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18” featuring politically themed works of graphic artists, from Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” poster depicting Barack Obama to various Women’s March posters and a grammatically problematic sign reading “It’s not about me, it’s about we.” The exhibition purported to explain “how graphic design and technology have played a pivotal role in dictating and reacting to the major political moments of our time.” We’re not sure how something could play a pivotal role in dictating and reacting to a series of major moments, but we’re reasonably certain that if you’re a museum and you feature the creat…

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