Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told Me About the Creative Life

Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told Me About the Creative Life

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Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. He's the author of two best-selling books: Steal Like An Artist (2012) and Newspaper Blackout (2010) is a collection of poetry made by redacting words from newspaper articles with a permanent marker.

When asked to talk to students at Broome Community College in upstate New York in the spring of 2011, Austin Kleon wrote a simple list often things he wished he'd heard when he was their age: 'Steal like an artist; Don't wait until you know who you are to start making things; Write the book you want to read; Use your hands; Side projects are important; Do good work and put it where people can see it; Geography is no longer our master; Be nice (the world is a small town.); Be boring (it's the only way to get work done.); and, Creativity is subtraction.' After giving the speech, he posted the text and slides to his popular blog, where it quickly went viral.

Now Kleon has expanded his original manifesto into an illustrated guide to the creative life for writers, artists, entrepreneurs, designers, photographers, musicians, and anyone attempting to make things - art, a career, a life - in the digital age. Brief, direct, and visually interactive, the book includes illustrative anecdotes and mini-exercise sections calling out practical actions readers can take to unleash their own creative spirits.

Product Code 1034753
ISBN 9780761169253
author Austin Kleon
format Paperback
GTIN 9780761169253
pages 144
published March 2012
publisher Workman Publishing
Dimensions 15.2 X 15.2 X 1.8 cm
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