Newspaper blackouts from Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work!
My new book Show Your Work! is on sale now! It’s a followup to my book Steal Like An Artist, and like Steal, it contains quite a few blackouts.
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.
Brazilian ad agency uses blackout poetry to sell soap and deodorant
The agency Salve recently did a campaign focused entirely around blackout poetry for their client, Natura.
Here’s a bad Google translation of the messaging:
Tododia has hidden poetry. At each step of the routine. In every sentence, every gesture. Just be there to feel the pulsing possibilities. Natura invited five women, five poets to see the unusual in the ordinary. Finding the poetry of the newspaper every day. And invites you to participate in this healthy exercise in discovery.
Probably no coincidence that I’m headed to Brazil this weekend to talk about what’s stealing like an artist and what’s stealing like an ad agency.
A blackout by David Rogers, a student at VCFA
David very kindly let me know about a fun glitch using the TurboScan iPhone app: “Sometimes the transformation from Blackout to ScanOut gives the poem a subtle emphasis that’s transformative.”
Funny enough, I already had the same app on my phone, so I started using the effect on some of my own poems.