Monday, March 16, 2015

Artist Spotlight 2015: One More Robot

One More Robot is an independent, pop culture print magazine, published quarterly in Dublin. The brainchild of Dean Van Nguyen, it covers a whole variety of topics, including music, film, art, literature, the Internet, media, technology, books, (inhale) politics, sexuality, gender, beauty, current affairs, living in Dublin, and anything else that takes his fancy. 

One More Robot has always had a DIY spirit running through it. It was started 5 years ago when Dean was working as a freelance journalist. Looking for a means to showcase his editing skills, and to "help pass the time during those first few barren months", he decided to publish his own magazine. 

What I like most about One More Robot is how much more in depth its articles are than most magazines. In this twitter era that we live in, the content (to me anyway) in lot of papers or magazines just seems to be getting continuously smaller.  Its almost as if we only trust people to read things if they are given in short, sharp blurbs. One More Robot purposefully has longer features, allowing the writer a chance to display his skills, and offering us punters something a bit more comprehensive to get stuck into.

It's also great how the magazine supports other independent Irish artists. It regularly has features on unsigned  Irish bands, or books or media. Content wise its as good as anything on the shelves at the moment.

If you can't make Independents Day and would like to check out the magazine, you can pick  it up in 
independent stores in Dublin that stock One More Robot: The RAGE, The Winding Stair, All City and White Lady Art. Also, you can buy it online via


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