SWU is a covert work union dedicated to acts of simple sabotage in the workplace. Swusters have been disgruntled by the economic inequality, stark politics, and commoditization of artistic media in America, so they distract their coworkers by making weird assemblages.
The first booklet within the SWU workbook package introduces the Union (Swunion).
New members and prospects of SWU receive a workbook which is constructed using easily pilfered office supplies.
The workbook is a package of 3 documents, and utilizes an eclectic mix of supplies. It introduces, acclimates, and guides the activities of new Swusters.
The second booklet within the workbook, titled "Thoughts," contains poetry generated by randomizing the content of office etiquette guides.
Bespoke type was drawn for SWU. The type was created by laying hairline strokes over Arial Black and breaking up its glyphs in a stencil-esque fashion. Default stroke styles are used and the resultant typeface feels covert, ridiculous and a little confusing.
The main section of the workbook is the gallery. It contains a collection of approved and unapproved sculptures which serve to guide the bulk of activities for new Swusters.
To select submitted sculptures and vet new prospects, SWU posted them publicly alongside posters which guide the SWU approved critique process, in participating in the critique, passerby are judged for potential SWU potential. In reality, the critique poster gives parameters for peers to take part in a conditional design activity used to expand on the gallery's content.
Just put all this shit in a filing cabinet in an office somewhere, add some labels, leave instructions for getting in touch. Join the movement buds.