If you haven’t already had the chance to pop along to the Pop Art Design show at the Barbican in London, then we recommend a Christmas trip to this totally different type of grotto.
Pop Art Design is the first dedicated exhibition to explore the exchange of ideas between artists and designers since the concept and philosophy entered everyday life after the Second World War.
Pop Art is even more relevant today, with its inspiration coming from the cult of celebrity, consumerism and media. It was a total departure from all that had gone before, and revelled in the design language of advertising, television and commerce to create work that was playful, irreverent and provocative.
Designers constantly looked to Pop Art as a source of inspiration and the Barbican’s Pop Art Design recognises the central role played by design in its popularity and ultimately mainstream success.