Most of you probably recognise the goddess Venus and her straight connection with love and carnal pleasures. As every single thing in the world, so love has its darker side.
For this design the wanted to explore the emotionally bizarre and intense face of masochist love. We found a great inspiration in Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s controversial work – ”Venus in Furs”.
“Venus in Furs” defined the term “masochism” after his creator. We follow Wanda, the desirable goddess treating Severin in the most degrading ways. He asked for it in order to have her attention. He submits passionately to the will of her, to be humiliated, abused, and tormented, even to the verge of death. We actually see a signed contract at the end of the book affirming (an excerpt from “Psychopathia Sexualis” by Richard von Krafft-Ebing )