Check-out Time is a visual journey through Indian cities from a rare non-western point of view. A witty and original account of street life, kitsch and popular culture, it combines the eye of the ironic insider with that of the curious traveller. The book moves through the spaces and signs of the city–both imaginative and physical–commenting on the complex and often surreal forms of human arrangements. The stories in Check-out Time are not linear. They invite the reader to tease out and re-invent their meanings. Avinash Veereraghavan is a young graphic designer who runs BEETROOT, a design studio in Bangalore, India. He trained under and went on to work with the Italian designer Andrea Anastasio. He has also done stages at Studio Sowden and Studio Fronzoni in Milan, Italy. Avinash Veeraraghavan's work reflects his interest in popular culture and in exploring a mix of visual media.