Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look... show more
You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.When Mr. Kleon was asked to address college students in upstate New York, he shaped his speech around the ten things he wished someone had told him when he was starting out. The talk went viral, and its author dug deeper into his own ideas to create Steal Like an Artist, the book. The result is inspiring, hip, original, practical, and entertaining. And filled with new truths about creativity: Nothing is original, so embrace influence, col- lect ideas, and remix and re-imagine to discover your own path. Follow your interests wherever they take you. Stay smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring—the creative you will need to make room to be wild and daring in your imagination.
Publish date: February 28th 2012
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
, Self Help
, Art Design
, How To
Lots of food for thought. Along the lines of the Enemy of done is perfect. Just do things, forget about an audience, stop the doubt, just do it.This comes at a mental sweet spot after a podcast talked about how buying the tools to do something creative isn't a substitute for doing creative stuff.
Une collection d'avis intéressante et très riche, pleine d'apprentissages. Le livre donne beaucoup de pistes pour augmenter sa créativité, mais aussi où trouver l'inspiration, et propose des voies pour se découvrir soi même qui apportent beaucoup. Clair et direct il se dévore d'une traite.
"Light and frothy it may be, but the point of this little book is well taken : be inspired by art, feel free to borrow what speaks to you and make it your own."
This eye-catching little book was wedged into the corner of one of the couches in the student lounge where I work. I was there for a cup of coffee, and since it was a rather slow day, I decided to pick up the book and read. There’s a lot of common sense stuff in here for all types of creative people...