An Important Announcement About The Future of Reading


I’m joining the team at The Pigeonhole in Berlin to help bring about a seismic shift in the way books are produced and consumed.

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Ryu Voelkel’s Kickstarter ~ Claim Your Slice Of The Beautiful Game

UPDATE: The Kickstarter has now finished at 277% of target!

Follow @toksuede for the best pictures from Brazil…

Thanks to all those who pledged, you won’t regret it.

 - Paul


I first got in touch with Ryu Voelkel because I saw his work referenced on the site of my favourite football illustrator, Dan Leydon.

A speculative email, a couple of cups of coffee, a shared appreciation for ZLATAN and six weeks later I’m sat next to Ryu launching a World Cup Kickstarter.

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10 Lionel Messi Anecdotes That Have Been Touched by Genius


If you look in the right places, the secrets to Lionel Messi’s greatness reveal themselves.

Great ball players often take a moment in possession – just a half breath – to allow the picture in front of them to shift. The opposition are sucked towards the ball while runs align and space opens up.

Then: PING! Breakthrough.

In Spain, this is known as ‘la pausa’.

You could say that I had a ‘la pausa’ moment while reading Guillem Balague’s biography of Messi recently…

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The Best Music to Listen to When You Need to Get Shit Done

(Photo: djsosumi)

I’ve always been very jealous of people who can listen to music and concentrate on their work at the same time.

My brain refuses to operate like that. I’ve tried, but it won’t budge on this one. The bastard.

I find it too difficult to compute the three-way between the words on the screen, the words coming from the music and the words in my head. It’s chaos. It hurts.

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