The aim of this paper is to look at the possibilities of how a graphic designer can be a social commentator and artist at work as opposed to a creator of stylistic commands given by a third party or client. However, this study places how a graphic designer undertakes the role of interviewer, social storyteller and producer, looking into the narratives of exploited workers and expressing these through the process of serigraphic printing that has been associated with the workers rights movements of the early twentieth century. This paper will explain the processes involved in producing these visual texts along with the workers transcript texts.
|Keywords:||Graphic Design, Narrative Inquiry, Workers Stories, Serigraphic Printing, Typography, Russian Constructivists|
Senior Lecturer/Programme Leader Auckland University of Technology, School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand