Slideshow: a crafty way to protest

Subversive objects with a political or social message

Two recent exhibitions in Britain have showcased design’s rebellious streak. Subversive Design in Brighton and Disobedient Objects, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, explore how designers have long used their work to tackle social issues or conventions, and to make political statements. Here is a selection of their work.

Slideshow photographs: Getty; Ian Thomas/V&A; Mike Russell; Cat Mazza; The Scottish Gallery, Private Collection; David Cripps; Martin Melaugh

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