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In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman stood at a podium at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts to deliver the commencement address. For the next nineteen minutes he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength: he encouraged the students before him to break rules and think outside the box. Most of all, he encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians, writers, and dreamers to make good art.
This book, designed by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd, contains the full text of Gaiman’s inspiring speech. Whether bestowed upon a young artist beginning his or her creative journey, or given as a token of gratitude to an admired mentor, or acquired as a gift to oneself, this volume is a fitting offering for anyone who strives to make good art.
No matter what creative field that you may be in, this is a must read!
If the text of the speech had been typeset in normal fashion, the speech could have been printed as a pamphlet, so perhaps the thought was to "add value."
There are a lot of little things in here that make this book so worth a read and a look.
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I'm memorizing this speech using this book. I love Neil and I love Kidd.Published 2 days ago by Jes F.
Neil Gaiman has been one of my favorite authors for many years. I've read almost everything he's written and have never been disappointed. This book is no exception. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patricia Arnott
I noticed it was one of my youngest daughter's favorite authors, so I decided to checked out one of his books. I really enjoyed it. I am going to check out more of his writings.Published 2 months ago by Judy
Truly and unabashedly inspiring. Anyone who freelance works or just creates anything should read this and then go off and make glorious mistakesPublished 3 months ago by Mikey Goodmark
Neil Gaiman is one of a kind. If you can see his talk in video, you should. But this book does a good job of presenting it in print form.Published 3 months ago by Margaret Snider
Great speech, though I suggest watching it on YouTube rather than buying the book, as the formatting interferes with the power of the message.Published 3 months ago by New to This
Would have preferred a more traditional presentation. Chip Kidd layout was unnecessarily flamboyant. Ended up falling flat.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer