Noel Douglas

Recent articles by Noel Douglas

Beyond words

Issue 80, Summer 2011


Peter Kennard’s angry, wordless montages show a political nightmare in the hope that we wake up…

Whose space?

Issue 66, Winter 2007


When the demands of Neoliberalism play havoc with our lives, it is time to fight back, and designers…

Attacked by music, type & light

Issue 76, Summer 2010


Technology on tour. Noel Douglas talks to UVA’s Matt Clark about their sets for Massive Attack

Recent blog posts by Noel Douglas

Beyond selfish

13 May 2015

Could Selfiecity’s systems of visual analysis one day become a force for the common good?
‘Selfies’ are a cultural phenomenon, and it seems you cannot move for people taking them, writes Noel Douglas.

Higher ground

27 January 2012

Occupy Design is an opportunity to change design, and design for change.
We invited Noel Douglas, one of the organisers of ‘This Space Is Not For Hire’ to explain the thinking behind this two-day workshop at the Rag Factory in the last weekend of January.

Political photomontage

17 May 2011

Noel Douglas on Peter Kennard’s ‘At Earth’ at Raven Row – last few days
Peter Kennard’s ‘At Earth’ show at Raven Row Gallery is a sibling to his new publication, a 192-page wordless photo essay of (almost) the same name, writes Noel Douglas.

Signs of Revolt

12 November 2009

Ten years after Seattle, the visual force of today’s social movements
In November 1999, an alliance of direct action activists, environmentalists and trade unionists, shut down the meeting of the World Trade Organisation in Seattle, stopping the next trade round of Capitalist Globalisation, write Tony Credland and Noel Douglas (see ‘Whose Space?’ in Eye 66).

Off the wall

15 July 2009

Just a little fun? Or advertising that plumbs new depths of cynicism?
If Lee and Dan’s fake suicide bomber ad* ‘for’ Volkswagen a few years back seemed to plumb the depths of tastelessness, the Tel Aviv branch of McCann Erickson has managed to plunge the medium into an even greater moral morass, writes Noel Douglas, with its new ad for the Israeli mobile phone operator Cellcom.