(Beta) Escape Plan – Xavier Mayhem
This book was intended for lost designers or for any other form of employed workforce. If you still believe the old adage “time is money,” then you might also think that this text is not for you. But let yourself go, for a moment. In this book, look for what you need. Office workers and Officers are therefore invited to read.
2012, offset B&W
Cover: Digital print and screenprint
7.5 × 9.5", Edition of 10.
“Would it be fair to see this as an escape plan: a possible solution for any captive maker? Escapism is often used to describe cowardice. As discussed earlier, everyday life activities – not those associated with work but those Bob Black would call playful practices – can become very lucrative for industries that take them to extreme levels. This market exists because of the tendency of human beings to distract themselves in reaction to the heaviness of working life. To some, escapism is associated with the inability or unwillingness to connect meaningfully to the world.” (Excerpt from Makers As Escapists)