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“The Design of Dissent,” a new exhibition examining graphic work that address social and political concerns in the United States and across the globe, is now open at Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA).

The exhibition showcases graphic works drawn from two sources: an exhibition curated by esteemed graphic designers Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic that compiles contemporary posters and printed materials designed to address injustices and the body of work commissioned and crowd-sourced by Amplifier.org, a design lab that uses art to amplify the voices of grassroots movements.

“Throughout history, graphic designers and artists have used their creative powers to take a stand on social justice and human rights issues and to speak out against tyranny and injustice,” says MODA’s Executive Director Laura Flusche. “’Design of Dissent’ explores this relationship, arguing that our ability as citizens to voice our opinion is not only our privilege, but also a responsibility––an essential part of keeping democratic societies healthy.”

On display through Feb. 2, the “The Design of Dissent” features work from 75 designers and artists.

MODA is located at 1315 Peachtree St. in Midtown. For more information, visit
museumofdesign.org.

From left: Preserve the Right of Choice by Trudy Cole-Zielanski, Isra Chaker from the We the Future Series by Kate DeCiccio, Welcome by Donal Thornton and Tresor Dieudonné.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.