New Escapologist is a magazine for white-collar functionaries with escape on the brain. We offer practical exit strategies from demeaning day jobs and celebrate the ‘flight’ bit of ‘fight or flight’.
Begs the question who the old escapologists were (we can safely assume: that situationist lot). Launched at the CCA in Glasgow in 2009, and co-founded by Glasgow-based designer Neil Scott (along with comedian Robert Wringham), the New Escapologist takes the lead set by Tom Hodgkinson's Idler empire and graces it with a new framework - not just retiring from the fray of the Weberian work ethic, but wriggling entertainingly and imaginatively out of it. Foppish, irresponsible, and very needed in this often too-dour wee pre-Republic.