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Deserter is an aspirational lifestyle website for those with a predilection for doing fuck all.

Largely set in those parts of London south of river, it is both a guide to urban cocking about and a compendium of techniques to get more out of life by doing less.

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Illustration: Sam Potter

Quit the 9 to 5 and do something more interesting instead. Or at least take a day off. You’re worth it, sort of.

Deserter was founded in 2014 and is published by Andrew Grumbridge and Vincent Raison, mainly from pubs.

The Deserter logo and graphics are by Emily Power.

Sorry, the URL is not for sale.


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I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.

– Kurt Vonnegut