I’m sure you’re as sick as we are of hearing about Brexit. Now seems like a good time to take a look at the mass of visual clutter associated with leaving the EU, and how this helps define how the UK is being seen worldwide.

Unfortunately some of these items will probably help define politics for a generations. It’s not pretty and I’ve seen some terrible kerning. It’s not a good look. Let’s get on with it…

 

Merchandise

From silly badges to quirky books, the theme of Brexit has even been knitted onto socks.On the left, get Brexit on a tea towel. In the middle, large publishing company Penguin is in on the act. On the right, you’ve got to be dedicated to order these socks.

Etsy is alive with badges and keyrings.

A range of T-shirts that are often turned around quickly, to keep up with the changing politics. The T-shirt on the left celebrated an event that never happened (at least not on the date printed). 

 

Posters & Parody

A mixture of official and non-official products. A lot of fun can be had with the whole for and against Brexit debacle.

The latest government campaign, and an easyJet response 

The Brexit Party logo looking like an arrow, so it points where to tick on the ballot paper – possibly the only ‘respected’ design of the whole Brexit saga. On the right, someone has rewritten the words.

One of a range of Putin-themes posters put up in London by a satirical political group. 

Dramatic images made it on to placards.

A small range of Brexit parody material.

Brexit-themed pop-up shop called Costupper created in Peckham. Right, the music industry reacts.

 Posters in fields are popular – here’s one from the Lib Dems.

Buses

And finally, buses. The Brits love buses, and in politics the bus reigns supreme for getting a message across.

The original and most famous Brexit bus. A little bit of subtlety from an independent group. And on the election trail mid-Brexit in 2017.

 

The topless Brexit Party bus. The Green party battery-powered (of course) bus. Finally, an SDLP bus campaigning for the European elections this May.

 

Since the day Britain went to the polls in June 2016 – the news has been drenched in Brexit sweat. Overall, the picture being painted is an anarchic one. Often out of anarchy comes creativity and a new way of doing things – but whatever the outcome, we’ll need to work hard to re-brand the UK as a united, outward looking country, rather than a nitpicking inward looking bunch!

We’re not saying this is an exhaustive list of every bit of Brexit memorabilia (and we do reserve the right to update this occasionally), but we hope you’ve enjoyed a look back at what we’ve all had to put up with (so far).

 

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