George's Dock Ventilation 1931-34

Liverpool – Old and New


Great swathes of Liverpool’s history is writ large in its architecture. Nowhere is this more true than on its famous waterfront, found Stephanie Kehoe… From the Three Graces – the Port of Liverpool, Cunard...

A section of Cornelius Cardew's Treatise

Sound and Vision:
Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise


C James Fagan ponders a 20th Century piece of composition, created in part to subvert the status quo. Is it still relevant, and what is a graphic musical score? I’ve decided to see...


Love Your Blog Workshop #1: Motivation and Ideas


Our Love Your Blog Summer Workshops start today. Whether you’re attending or not, join in live with your comments, post us a question, and be part of our blogging solutions… Experienced blogger in...

Central Library, Liverpool, Hornby Library

Turning Over A New Leaf? The Re-Opening Of Central Library


Meeting your gran and finding she’s turned into Beyoncé? Joseph Viney explores both the splendour and the knock-on effects of the new Central Library… Bookworms rejoice! After three long years, the new Liverpool Central Library has...

ACDSleeve; Custom work for Dad Rocks!

ACDSleeve: Passion for the Music


North-West based music packaging company ACDSleeve ‘strongly believe that nothing beats receiving a physical copy of an album’. As Record Store Day draws near, we couldn’t agree more… Tom Leggett, the genius behind ACDSleeve, has been helping...

New Wing (back)

The Big Interview:
Hans van der Heijden


Five years after new work on Liverpool city centre’s oldest building was unveiled, we speak to the director of the architects responsible…  Amongst Liverpool’s myriad anniversaries in 2013, potentially most controversial is that...

Tile Fire

Studio Series: Andrew Cousins


Photographer and bespoke tile designer Andrew Cousins shows us round his Static studio and his rather unusual design company, Tile Fire… Hi Andy! Please describe your studio space. It’s split into two areas...

Martina Calajová

Profile – Graphic Designer Martina Calajová


We talk good internships, inspiration and ambition with Czech graphic designer Martina Calajová… We first meet Martina Calajová in the offices of Smiling Wolf when she makes us a (great) cup of coffee,...

Artist of the Month: Matthew Storrow

Artist of the Month: Matthew Storrow


Our new Artist of the Month is fascinated by abandoned temples, old sea forts, printing, sci-fi, and Piranesi. What’s not to love?! The banner Matthew Storrow has created for us nods to all...