Cruel Design

Cult Of Lolita

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A5, 40 Pages, 135 gsm recycled natural paper, 300gsm recycled natural cover

Black and white graphically illustrated works and experimental poems, accompanying an academic social study paper written by Willow Vincent. The essay focuses on a Tumblr subculture from the late 2010s, which involved teenage girls interacting with, and obsessing over Nabokov's Lolita, and its titular character. Vincent writes, “The Lolita blogs de-mystify Nabokov's lost heroine, exposing the abuse and sexual mess of her experience through the performed infantilisation and fetishisation of their own bodies.”