Invisible Slaves
Poster Design

How might one visualize labor made invisible by globalization?

I based a poster on the lyrics of No Way Down by The Shins. Its care-free sounding melody is contradicted by the lyrics’ grim reflection of the global economy. James Mercer sings: “Maybe those invisible slaves are too faraway for a ghost to haunt.” When I heard this lyric, I thought of a sweatshop laborer in the garment industry, creating fast fashion for less than a livable wage. I used my own clothing (much of which might have been manufactured in such conditions) to create the typography. I created letterforms from the specters of exploitative labor hanging in my closet and folded in my shelves.

Fall 2015

Typography III

The Corcoran School

Francheska Guerrero