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American Spaces

Client 

British GQ

Topic

Satire

Category

Print

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Whilst studying English & Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, I was assigned a project to explore hyper-masculinity and society's glorification of masculine violence.

My response to the brief was a stylised and highly satirical recreation of British GQ magazine. The edition was covered by Jean Baudrillard - cultural theorist and philosopher best known for his works on simulation and hyperreality.

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Inside were the musical musings of American Psycho's Patrick Bateman, Uncle Dysfunctional Holden Caulfield (as in The Catcher in the Rye), political insight by The Joker, a restaurant review with Hannibal Lecter, a co-written piece by Natural Born Killers' Mickey and Mallory Knox, various adverts glorifying violence and hyperreality including Grand Theft Auto, The Matrix, Facebook, virtual reality headsets and more.

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