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Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative (Austin Kleon) by [Austin Kleon]

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"Brilliant and real and true."
-Rosanne Cash

"Austin Kleon is positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet... Kleon makes an articulate and compelling case for combinatorial creativity and the role of remix in the idea economy."
-The Atlantic

"Breezy and fun and yes, scary. Scary because it calls your bluff."
-Seth Godin

"A quick, easily digestible read that is particularly relevant in today's digital world."
-School Library Journal


"Filled with well-formed advice that applies to nearly any kind of work."
-Lifehacker.com
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

From the Back Cover

Unlock your creativity.
  1. Steal like an artist.
  2. Don’t wait until you know who you are to get started.
  3. Write the book you want to read.
  4. Use your hands.
  5. Side projects and hobbies are important.
  6. The secret: do good work and share it with people.
  7. Geography is no longer our master.
  8. Be nice. (The world is a small town.)
  9. Be boring. (It’s the only way to get work done.)
  10. Creativity is subtraction.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0074QGGK6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Workman Publishing Company; 1st edition (February 28, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 28, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 7913 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 132 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect book if you're questioning your place in the creative world
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect book if you're questioning your place in the creative world
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 5, 2020
This book was recommended to me by a few fellow creatives in an amazing community I'm part of on social media.

I needed this book, but didn't know about it until it was recommended.
I'd reached out to the group about the fact that as an illustrator I felt a bit lost in the creative world, like I hadn't found my place, because I didn't have a 'style' by which people could recognise my work, and no particular style that I favoured illustrating over others, I just felt like I wasn't a real illustrator if I didn't produce consistent work that was clearly 'me', like everyone else seems to do. I would (and still do really) trawl through the art by others I admired, and be able to say oh that's by so and so, they're so good!
No one could do that with me, as my illustrations are so random, there's no cohesion. Should I stop putting my art out there until I know who I am as an artist?

So this book was one of two recommended to me to read (find your artistic voice by Lisa Congdon is the other).

And I'm so glad I did buy this. It all made sense, it all seemed so relatable, in particular section 2 - Don't wait until you know who you are to get started.

If you're an artist just starting out, or one who already creates a lot of art (any kind of creation really) and are unsure you belong in the creative world yet because you're not good enough, or you're not original enough, or you don't know your style yet - get this book.
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