Described by Alan Johnson on Radio 4’s the World at One as “surprisingly interesting and even exciting”, the ‘snap’ election has inspired a great number of responses form artists, designers and artist-led groups across the UK.

The most talked about poster has of course been Jeremy Deller’s Strong and stable my arse but there have been plenty more, many of which have been posted on Instagram.

Announcing she was getting her “political cap on”, Josie Brookes created the collage, above, highlighting two possible NHS future scenarios.


Rob Ryan’s downloadable The World Is Not Perfect poster is available to print at home and display.



“A race against time to defeat a rigged system” is how the team behind CorbynRun describes its downloadable game pitching the Labour leader against bankers, the Tory battle bus and Boris Johnson on a zip wire.



Also posted by Keep It Complex – Make It Clear, this poster highlights Conservative plans to replace free school lunches with free breakfasts on a budget, by spending just 6.8p on each meal.


UK – Go Vote! – registration ends 11.59pm on 22nd May. A post shared by Jay Cover (@the_jay_cover) on


Finally, Jay Cover’s Go Vote! was originally designed to get people to register to vote, but as election day looms it’s a simple reminder of what to do on Thursday 8 June.

Polling stations open at 7am and continue to 10pm – use your vote.

More on

More general election 2017 news


Willie Sullivan at Free Market symposium, Market Gallery, Glasgow, 17-19 May 2017. Photo: Chris Sharratt

Free Market thinking: arts, organising and alternatives to neoliberalism


Kimathi Donor, For Moses had Married an Ethiopian Woman (Numbers 12:1), 2015

A Q&A with… Kimathi Donkor, Diaspora Pavilion artist at Venice Biennale 2017


a-n Degree Shows Guide 2017