The poster depicts a bloodied prisoner chain belonging to a victim, who is implied to be nearby but out of the frame. The blood from the victim is trickling to the middle of the poster, where the victim has written the words “stolen people, stolen dreams” in their blood. It is up to the viewer to decide the fate of the victim, and if they were dragged away from the scene. Similarly to many unfortunate victims of human trafficking, all that remains is the broken pieces to tell us their story.
According to statistics 50% of the international human trafficking population are
children. Children are kidnapped, stolen, forcibly robbed, lured, traded
Every child is an angel. The missing child is like an angel with broken wings,
falling into endless darkness.
“FRAGILE” is an illustration that represents what is happening today! I created this illustration of this group of persons with barbed wire and during the process the word FRAGILE was on the top of my mind. Visually it gives a full contrast. For me it really communicate what is going on now. And It is a way of create awareness of this crisis.
Slavery is the parent of more suffering than has flowed from any one source since … condition through time will be second only to the wretched creatures in Hell.If there is no demand, there is no sale.
Human trafficking has unfortunately become a cycle carried out by human traffickers. Human trafficking and the viewing of human beings as commodities must be stopped.
I’ve been inspired by part of the “Shadows after dark” lyrics which says:
You can see a mans face
Trust no shadows after dark
I have used colors and shapes for “darkness” and “danger” feelings. Not every hand that you stand on, is god hand.
Stop human trafficking
My poster is designed to create and spread awareness about the major global issue
of Human Trafficking. Before starting the design, while researching and looking
at the statistics, I understood that children and young adults are one of the major
victims of this global issue. This is why I decided to create my poster, focusing on this
category of victims. I used a format of online shopping for my poster, something we
all are familiar with these days. My main aim was to show that humans are not objects
and they certainly cannot have a price tag on them. This is why I created a bold stamp
that says ‘Not for Sale’ right on top of the webpage design. It grabs your attention
and this is the effect I intended to create on the viewer of my poster. Research showed
that an average of 1,200,000 children are victims of Human Trafficking each year.
This is the statistic I added in the form of the search result value. The title of the
poster, ‘Have a heart, don’t add to cart,’ is to tell the viewer that it is not right to treat
these helpless children as objects for sale. Human Trafficking is a very emotional
subject. To support this, I indirectly and yet, obviously, wanted the message to
emphasise the values of sympathy, empathy and justice towards these children.
I hope that my poster can help even in the slightest way possible so that we may
never come across a time when anyone scrolls down a page searching for
human beings with the intention of ‘adding them to their cart.’ Let’s stick to
purchasing objects rather than people.
Inspired by bold, dramatic, typographic expression, I executed my design with ink and paint to create a result that is both graphic as well as forcefully impactful.
In this poster, I wanted to make a story and show on one side the freedom and the bar code that is considered a label for buying people.
As a message I wanted put word freedom in second plane, and in first plane bar code as a sign that people are cruelly sold and bought long for, in this time.
Also I wanted to combine word freedom in some kind of fog, as a sign of some hope for better, and a sign of bar code that represent every person that has been sold. Numbers on bar code are crossed and replaced with zeros that represent faith, hope and freedom in last.Idea of this poster was to tell everyone that we are not things, and that we are not fore sale. We are made for happiness, understanding, loving, laughing and care over all.