the HUB

the Hub

visual brand and identity for newsletter on human trafficking surveillance


the Hub is a weekly online newsletter subscription service covering surveillance, migration, and criminalization in the areas of sex work and human trafficking policy. It is part of the Economic & Migratory Freedoms Project led by cultural critic, editor, and artist Anne Elizabeth Moore.


The Problem

Because sex work and human trafficking is a highly sensitive topic, the website cannot feature images of the subject matter leaving the visual language of the website and its topic to typography and visual stylistic choices.

Additionally, the audience for the Hub is peculiar in that it falls into what is known as 'hate reading.' How can design capture an audience who hates the subject to keep reading about it?


the Hub's previous homepage


The Solution