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Kiss Me by Nichole Shinn is a spiral bound, risograph-printed book of reinterpretations and poetry based on Kiss Dolls, an open source paper-doll program from the late 90s / early 00s.
From the artist:
Kiss Me is a personal response to the popular 1990’s to 2000’s program called Kiss Dolls, or Kisekae Set System.
All collages are created from downloaded sets that were taken from Otakuworld.com, which has the largest collection of all Kiss Dolls sets created by individual user and shared online through websites. Otakuworld.com is the most popular website, and the most influential on the community dedicated to the Kisekae Set System.
In these programs you can dress up different popular Japanese anime or American-animated characters. Some are hand drawn, some are edited from clips from the shows, and some even have music from the show playing while you play. This program created an early outlet for the Otaku community to feel connected to their favorite characters, and personalize that experience.
This book is a mock-up found collection of collages and journal entries of an obsessive fan, in love and desperate.