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Meet Austin Kleon: Steal Like an Artist
TEDx speaker, artist, and Newspaper Blackout author Austin Kleon presents Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative.
Credit: Meghan Kleon
Kleon holds that creativity is everywhere and that creativity is for everyone. His manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide with a positive message, graphic look, and illustrations, exercises, and examples to put readers in touch with their artistic side. When Kleon was invited 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 so he dug deeper into his own ideas to create this book. "Nothing is original," Kleon asserts, "so embrace influence, collect ideas, and remix and re-imagine to discover your own path."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Austin Kleon is a writer and artist. He's the author of Newspaper Blackout, a best-selling book of poetry made by redacting newspaper articles with a permanent marker. New York Magazine called the book "brilliant" and The New Yorker said the poems "resurrect the newspaper when everyone else is declaring it dead." His new book is called Steal Like An Artist — a creative manifesto based on 10 things he wish he'd heard when he was starting out. His work has been featured on 20×20, NPR's Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in The Wall Street Journal. He speaks about creativity, visual thinking, and being an artist online for organizations such as SXSW, TEDx, and The Economist. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Meghan, and their dog, Milo. More »