b. 1970 in England
Noel Douglas is an artist, designer and activist whose practice is concerned with the relationship between aesthetics and politics, anti-capitalist uses of graphic communication and privatisation, and the commodification of space and popular culture. Douglas has worked in a range of media including the best-selling satirical packet of playing cards Regime Change begins at Home, book design and adverts for the Stop the War Coalition in the UK, writing ongraphic resistance for 'Eye Magazine' in 2007 and completing the art direction and design for Spanish anti-advertising magazine 'Malababa' in 2006. Douglas is Course Leader for the Graphic Design and Illustration degree programme at the University of Bedfordshire. He has also been active in social movements, most recently co-organising the cultural programme of the European Social Forum in London in 2004. He writes regularly for cultural publications such as 'Eye - International Journal of Graphic Design' and his publications include, as Editor, 'Website Graphics Now', published by Thames and Hudson in 1999, and as Art Director, 'Stop the War: the Story of Britain’s Largest Mass Movement', 2005 as well as the popular 'Rebel’s Guides' series, 2006/7.