As an investigative journalist, design a typographic poster that reveals a lack of transparency surrounding the effectiveness of HIV and AIDS prevention programs in Uganda.



Graphic designer and production artist



The poster typographically shares the interests of four different constituents stitched together to form the aid cross. Each layer represents organizations with their own unique identity. Key players filter critical information that distorts the truth to the public. 

Top/ International Organizations are rooted in communities and have an impact at the local level. Often as their programs expand, they are limited because of government policies and bureaucracy. 

Right/ The Uganda Government, swayed by international donors, emphasizes abstinence and being faithful, diminishing the use of condoms. Hidden beneath the Ugandan President's words to the people is the impact of not using condoms in a polygamous society. 

Bottom/ US Government, influenced by the religious right in America (principal funder) discouraged the use of condoms in HIV and AIDS prevention programs. 

Left/ People’s voices are layered and stacked on top of each other, creating an almost featureless black mass thus keeping a lid on the unbearable truth hidden away from public.