Title: Make Good Art
Author: Neil Gaiman
Small book, small review.
I love this little book so much. I’m so very very glad that I picked it up at the library. Now I want to own a copy of my own so that I can read it whenever I like.
Every writer should read this. EVERY WRITER. Every artist of any kind. Read this.
Or, if you don’t, at least go watch the video of the author speaking (in a fabulous British accent) all of the words in this book and a few more, at the commencement address at which he presented this speech.
It’s 19 minutes long, and well worth every second. —-> https://vimeo.com/42372767
- Fraud police.
- Make Good Art.
This has all of those, and I’m extremely glad I read and listened to it. 🙂
(I personally do better reading words than hearing them, but it was also splendid to hear them as well afterward.)
However you consume it, whether through reading the delightfully original and art-like arrangement of the words in this book, or listening to the author saying them online, I do hope that you will take 20 minutes out of your day to absorb these words.
Because they are inspiring and funny and just a little perfect, and it will be some of the best 20 minutes you’ve spent.
That’s what I think, anyway.
Book designed by Chip Kidd
Genre/Category: Non-fiction / Inspiring / on Writing and Art
Age Group: Anyone
Published: 2013 (speech from 2012)
Pages: (not numbered)
When Read: September 9, 2016
In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, in which he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength. He encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians, writers, and dreamers to break rules and think outside the box. Most of all, he encouraged them to make good art.
The book Make Good Art, designed by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd, contains the full text of Gaiman’s inspiring speech.
Thanks for reading!
Dream away in those pages . . .
~ The Page Dreamer