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Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative


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You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.

When Mr. Kleon was asked to address college students in upstate New York, he shaped his speech around the ten things he wished someone had told him when he was starting out. The talk went viral, and its author dug deeper into his own ideas to create Steal Like an Artist, the book. The result is inspiring, hip, original, practical, and entertaining. And filled with new truths about creativity: Nothing is original, so embrace influence, col- lect ideas, and remix and re-imagine to discover your own path. Follow your interests wherever they take you. Stay smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring — the creative you will need to make room to be wild and daring in your imagination.

About the Author

Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. He is the author of Steal Like an Artist and Newspaper Blackout. He speaks frequently about creativity in the digital age for organizations such as Pixar, Google, SXSW, TEDx, and The Economist. He lives with his family in Austin, Texas, and online at

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P.M. Bradshaw, March 3, 2015 (view all comments by P.M. Bradshaw)
Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative is a wonderful little book. Filled with fun little tidbits, insight and joy, this is a great little book for the artist or creative person in your household. The fact that it can be read in a single sitting makes all the more fun, and more likely that it’ll be read over and over again.
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tomodachi13, October 26, 2014 (view all comments by tomodachi13)
This book may seem like a lot of obvious advice and un-original thinking, but the brilliance is in the sum of the parts. The collection of ideas--and the fact that Austin Kleon seemingly has discovered all of this for using in his own practice--gets your mind primed to examine your habits and ways of thinking about making art... and inspires you to actually change the way you approach it.
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Reb in Wisconsin, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Reb in Wisconsin)
Short, funny and inspiring!
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10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative
Kleon, Austin
Workman Publishing Company
SELF-HELP / Creativity
General Art
Design - General
Edition Description:
Paperback - With flaps
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Grade Level:
from 12
6 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 18

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