Creativity is Subtraction

Austin Kleon has some great advice on creativity, and following his first rule, I stole it (but check out more by clicking on the image):
How to Steal Like an Artist

Kleon is a generous artist, and I like that. I also like his art, called “Newspaper Blackout”. Armed with only a Sharpie, he creates poems by removing all the “unnecessary” words from articles in the newspaper (so that’s what newspapers are good for… ;)).

The real art of graphic design, photography, writing, life is not about adding elements, but taking them away to bring the piece to life.

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” – Michelangelo

Check out the trailer for the book, “Newspaper Blackout” below (or click here).

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