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Apr 16, 2014
Apr 05, 2014
Austin Kleon. New York Times bestselling author of three illustrated books: Steal Like An Artist, Show Your Work, and Newspaper Blackout. His work has been translated into over a dozen languages and featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
See his Persona photo HERE / Read more about his items on his blog HERE
Jason is really talented. Check out his stuff.
Mar 22, 2014
From cover to cover: Show Your Work! – Austin Kleon
Really nice batch of photos of my new book which reminds me that I’ve always wondered why I should bother taking photos of my own book when after a month or so there will plenty of shots and Instagram posts from others that ALSO double as evidence of where the “hot spots” in the book are (sort of like Kindle highlights)…
Austin Kleon’s Newspaper Blackout can now be read on a screen! I mean, you’ve probably seen bits of it on his tumblr but this here is the ebook and I’m so glad we’ve finally been able to make it available. Newsprint never looked so good.
(Photo stolen from Austin’s instagram)
More images from the eBook here.
Mar 20, 2014
Mar 19, 2014
I’m having a lot of fun doing “chalk talks” on this tour. (Photo credits: 1, 2, 3)
Upcoming talks this week:
Next week I’m in Miami, Atlanta, and then San Francisco.
See all the tour dates→
Mar 17, 2014
Amateurs [are] just regular people who get obsessed by something and spend a ton of time thinking out loud about it… Raw enthusiasm is contagious.
The world is changing at such a rapid rate that it’s turning us all into amateurs. Even for professionals, the best way to flourish is to retain an amateur’s spirit and embrace uncertainty and the unknown.
BOSTON! I am in your glorious city. Talking tonight at 7PM at Brookline Booksmith. First stop of the tour! Details here.
I’m in NYC and D.C. later this week. All tour dates here.
Mar 13, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
Show Your Work: Austin Kleon on the Art of Getting Noticed | Brain Pickings
Kleon addresses with equal parts humility, honesty, and humor one of the quintessential questions of the creative life: How do you get “discovered”? In some ways, the book is the mirror-image of Kleon’s debut — rather than encouraging you to “steal” from others, meaning be influenced by them, it offers a blueprint to making your work influential enough to be theft-worthy. Complementing the advice is Kleon’s own artwork — his signature “newspaper blackout” poems — as a sort of meta-case for sharing as a modern art that requires courage, commitment, and creative integrity.
My new book is out now. Get a copy.
Thanks to Maria for this great post.
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