Human Holdings

Human Holdings is an information design project that lets users create a poster of a human body based on a variety of stamps that show factors that have contributed to the rise of the private prison industry. The title, “Human Holdings” is a reference to the publicly traded stock of private prison of companies like GEO or CXW.

When stamped, the inked shapes reveal information regarding the business of incarceration in the United States. Each represents a different facet of the political landscape that has contributed and resulted from this booming system. This project aims to encourage user engagement and curiosity through active poster creation and a physical take-away.