Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Supporting your high street Find out how »
Offline Matters : The Less-Digital Guide to Creative Work, Paperback / softback Book

Offline Matters : The Less-Digital Guide to Creative Work Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


Offline Matters is a handbook for anybody experiencing digital overload in their lives and creative work. "For any creative who has had to cater to corporate dimwits in order support their art, here's a terrific guide to bringing your best work into the commercial sphere without selling out or compromising your craft.

This is a book about how to break free from the data-driven expectations of your client's spreadsheet, and retrieve the true novelty that makes you valuable in the first place." - Douglas Rushkoff, author of Team Human"Offline Matters is a much needed take-down of the whole 'cult of creativity' from the inside.

This rattle gun attack on the perniciousness of the creative digital work will leave you aghast and amused in equal measure." - Oli Mould, author of Against CreativityWhen did creative work become so boring?How did 'digital-first' come to dominate everything?...and why is nobody talking about it?Part insider expose, part worker-manual, this book is for any creative seeking help on:Navigating the possibility of offline alternativesCountering overwork culture, exploitation, and dulled-down ideasRecovering what you loved about your creative calling...away from the confines of our screens.

We are dreaming of offline. Not as a romanticised past, a punishment, a quick detox, or a WiFi-free cafe.

Offline is not a lifestyle. It's a space of opportunity. By the end of Offline Matters, you'll have a new perspective on the dry digitality that defines creative work today - and a set of strategies for going beyond it.




Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops