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.

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.

Newspaper blackouts from Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work!

Hey y’all,

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.

If you like this tumblr, please consider buying a copy and supporting my work. If you’re broke, consider reblogging this post to help me spread the word.

Here’s an excerpt.

Thanks!

Austin