‘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.’
Author of Against Creativity

‘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.’
Author of Team Human

‘This book is extremely timely. The pandemic has obliged everybody to stay online almost all the time. Offline Matters reminds us that life is (also) elsewhere. The neologism ‘offline’, which did not exist twenty years ago, has philosophical relevance. This book is hoping us to discover it.’
Philosopher, Theorist and Activist

‘Today we are all called upon to be the content providers of our own lives. This can be exhausting and estranging. Fortunately Jess Henderson has arrived to help us get offline, not into the pasts but into the presence of our lives. With compassion and humour Henderson brings us back to ourselves and it turns out we are not predestined to be profiled and branded. Offline Matters is the mutual help book we need right now!’

Co-author of The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study


‘The contemporary prescription for constant positivity can be crushing and dangerous. There’s nothing wrong with feeling dissatisfied.’ 
– An Interview with Maekan


Interview with an Outsider
– Living Industry


Chatting with Jess Henderson



Being A Better Creative Off Screen
– Dense Discovery


On Pervasive Boring Creativity
– Amsterdam Alternative Newspaper

‘Who is making images of the 22nd Century? Who even says ‘22nd Century?’
– Interview in PAGE

Recommends: Offline Matters
– Hacker News via. Giulio Magnifico


The Offline Matters Interview Series
– in collaboration with MAEKAN


An Interview with Jess Henderson

– in The Pen Name LA Newspaper
Spring/Summer 2021


‘Jess’ has written a kind of outsider/artist/creative/inventor SURVIVAL MANUAL for our over-amped, information-overloaded, hypercommunicative age. Anyone seeking encouragement, inspiration, moral support, and IDEAS would do well to study these pages, preferably in a solitary room with no music playing and no laptop showing ‘news’ (or a cellphone constantly pinging). Electronics in another room, please!’
Founder of RE/Search Publications and Search and Destroy

‘Offline Matters couldn’t come at a more important and critical juncture in our human existence… The insights within this book highlight the current creative plight we’ve gotten ourselves into and the cracks within many cultural and societal pillars. This book is a great step in helping us reclaim and reconsider our roles within the structures we’ve all been players within.’
Co-founder of MAEKAN and Hypebeast

‘Consider this book a rehabilitation program for a creative thinking populace unknowingly addicted to vain online activity. Through these influential pages, Henderson bestows upon their readers the tools necessary to free one’s mind from the constraints of the virtual realm so they may focus instead on something much more important… Reality.’
Editor-in-Chief, The Pen Name

‘Jess Henderson, the guerrillera behind enemy lines, created Outsider; an anarchic newsletter/witty rant against the establishment, and its pervasive contentment with boredom, and the same old marketing bullshit. I waited in anticipation, sometimes for months, to receive news from the trenches… Just like the white space between the lines in a book, it was like reading every unsaid truth, every unheard sigh, every roll of the eyes in our industry. Someone had to say it, and thank god it was Jess. We need Offline Matters.
Creative Director at Wieden+Kennedy