I’ve published a brief history of Newspaper Blackout and this site over on Medium. Give it a read!
Newspaper blackouts by Austin Kleon
I’m headed out on book tour next week. Come see me.
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.
Newspaper blackouts from Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work!
It’s also ridiculously cheap: it lists for $12, but you can get it for as low as $7 if you shop around.
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Here’s an excerpt.
Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all.
PS. Some of these are available as prints in the shop.
A newspaper blackout by Austin Kleon
“Thread,” a newspaper blackout by Austin Kleon