“Steal like an Artist” by the Austin-based writer/artist Austin Kleon uses a rather humorous language to tell us just how bitter the truth is. This delightful work -a guidebook for artists in the digital age- shapes around a 10-item manifesto.
Kleon seems so influenced by post-modernist readings that he admits to influential interactions among people being inevitable in this age, and he accepts all along that it is indeed quite challenging to be completely original. Austin Kleon believes that there is no need to be a genius in order to become a good writer or artist since inspirational elements that trigger creativity already surround the world.
“Steal like an Artist” helps readers better connect to their creative side while encouraging them to interact and get influenced. Originating from an address that Kleon gave to college students in New York, the book also features an enjoyable graphic language.
You can buy the book from Urban Outfitters for $10.95.
BONUS: Watch Austin Kleon speaking about stealing like an artist.
Words / Bugu Melis Caglayan