Sometimes a good blog post can suddenly make you the author of the world bestseller, this is the rare and happy case. The book «Steal Like an Artist» was born in the blog is one charismatic and talented /artist? writer? designer?/ the bearded guy from Texas named Austin Kleon and so it made a noise lately that it was difficult to miss. The main idea of the book is simple. Sometimes someone’s /old as time/ ideas, supplemented with your own views and flavored with your unique style, able to incarnate into something new, creative and attractive to others.
Kleon not only teaches this to his readers, but practices it himself, and his book “Steal Like an Artist” is an eloquent proof of this. Of course, what he writes Kleon, is not new and is relevant not only /not so much/ for artists. With creative “theft” is probably familiar to every student, once wrote of the course: three pieces of text and connect to one. The fact that you cannot create something new, not borrowing, and to learn something new, not copying, seems obvious.
However, Kleon was able to turn that old truth in a popular book. “Steal Like an Artist” is decorated stunningly in black and white tones, the signature style of Austin Kleon. Drawings-diagrams-tables-quotes are meant to inspire, create a mood and creative atmosphere. In short, the book is pleasant to hold in hands, it is interesting to look through and consider, but I’ve never left a viscous feeling that she is still terribly overrated.