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Book Review: Alexander Rodchenko

Born in St. Petersburg in 1891 there was not obvious artistic influences in his working class home. With that almost untainted background it must have been a revelation to him when he later went to the Kazan Art School (where he actually met his future wife Varvara) and the world of possibilities opened up to him.

Cars: The new VW Amarok

While the classic pick-up truck has been a firm favourite for decades across the pond, these popular vehicles are currently experiencing a popularity boom here in the UK

Top Five Games You Must Play Online

First released in 2001, this game has spanned many series and is still popular. Bejeweled Deluxe, Bejeweled blitz and Bejeweled twist are the other versions of the game that have been well received over the years.

Book Review: Alan Kitching – A Life in Letterpress

Considering the vast majority of artist and master letterpress typographer/designer Alan Kitching’s life has been very well and tastefully spaced around the world of type, it seems almost a disservice to try and attempt to use words on a computer screen to talk or indeed rightfully celebrate him.

Tipping: The End of Meal Minefield

You’ve been out for a lovely meal with your friends and you’ve just asked for the bill when the age-old debate arises; should you all split the bill and add a little extra as a tip?

How to Become a Chef

Chefs are the most skilled cooks working in a professional kitchen. They are also some of the most recognised employees in the hospitality industry…

‘Pretty Good’ Merchandise from HBO & Game of Thrones

HBO have consistently lead the way when it comes to good television in the US. Maybe it’s their pay to view business model that allows them more freedom to go beyond the norm and say rude words and bare an appropriate breast in the right place, but they certainly have a knack of coming up with the goods time and again.

Bingo is not Dead

Late 1920s, United States of America. During a round of Beano, a variation of the original Italian Lotto, a player – gender unconfirmed – shouts Bingo instead. E. S. Lowe is within earshot and shortly after produces the newly titled game we know and love today.

How to Spend a Big Jackpot Win

We all fantasise about it – winning the lottery, or maybe winning one of those huge progressive jackpots on a slot machine or through…

StickerBomb Series by Laurence King Publishing

He’s one of the most famous, if not the most famous artists across the world, certainly on the street art front, but even the great Banksy had to start drawing somewhere, on something, in something.

Stag-do’s and Hen Parties: Where to go

Stag and Hen do’s have had a revamp. Whilst nights out wearing L plates, tutus and getting delivered home in a wheelbarrow still happen, more and more are looking for a real and memorable occasion to mark the abolition of a life of being free and single.