Kyle MacDonald, the writer who bartered a red paperclip for a house through a series of trades, has a new project: A “dewritten” book.
Inspired by the blackout poetry of Austin Kleon, MacDonald took a book and, using “5 black felt pens and 100 hours,” transformed it into a new work that’s comprised of “more than 352 unique drawings with poems and phrases created using only pre-existing words in the book.”
The book he used was Be Excellent at Anything: The Four Keys To Transforming the Way We Work and Live by Tony Schwartz, Jean Gomes & Catherine McCarthy. The new work is entitled Be Anything. He’s selling it for $345.67 on Etsy.
New print for sale! One of my personal favorites. Buy it here.
Hey y’all, almost a year since Newspaper Blackout came out, it’s #5 on the Amazon poetry list. I try not to shill too much on this site, but if you enjoyed “How To Steal Like An Artist" and you read the poems that are posted here every day and you have $10, consider buying a copy for yourself or a loved one. If you don’t’ have $10, a reblog helps, too.
One of my all-time favorite blackout poems is now available as an affordable print on 20x200.com.