This poster series was created for the 'Girl Trouble' edition of Topic. Topic is a new visual storytelling site from First Look Media the company behind the investigative journalism unit The Intercept, the studio that made Spotlight, and the podcast Missing Richard Simmons.
The posters were inspired by the original 'See Red Women's Workshop' of the 1970-80's. The original 'See Red' posters aimed to subvert the known world from the bottom up, challenging existing political and cultural assumptions. Their posters contest oppression by demonstrating links to the political and social context of the era.
Topic.com commissioned these new posters to explore issues still facing women in a modern context. The illustration and typographic style are reminiscent of the original screen-printed posters with a more contemporary palette. The themes chosen were representation, body rights and the wage gap all of which were part of the original series yet remain relevant today.