The escapist's guide to Redonda

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"The Escapist’s Guide to Redonda is a tongue-in-cheek fictional travel guidebook that I designed and wrote for the Caribbean island micronation of Redonda. The double-sided dust jacket functions as a map and travel poster. The project aims to entertain through creating a momentary escape from the afflictions of reality, in the vein of armchair travelling. Inspired by recent travels and coming back to an unsettled social and political climate, I wanted my project to pretty much save the world and address the traumas of our age. I soon realised that this subject matter was labyrinthine. I decided to provide disillusioned people with the antithesis of trauma - relief, via a paradisiacal holiday destination. Redonda exists (I recommend looking it up!) but I have taken liberties in its representation. This is hinted at through collage, suggesting fabrication, interwoven with photography and text. The visual and written language evoke a past age when travel was an exciting and ceremonial experience; an escape."
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