Universal Credit Otaku
A short text written by Chris Michael with accompanying illustrations by Jo Baaklini. The book is a journey through the urban landscapes of Basildon New Town and Japanese otaku hangouts. From Jobseekers Allowance to the Tory-backed Universal Credit. From Depeche Mode devotees to Judge Dredd’s Mega-City One. From mundanity to aspiration, from love to loss. The grey M25 motorway to the colour of Hollywood. The book seeks to explore socially imbued design and its unrequited lovers.
Published by Metafauna