Make Good Art [NOOK Book]

Overview

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, produced in beautiful full-color and designed by renowned graphic ...

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Make Good Art

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Overview

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, produced in beautiful full-color and designed by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd, contains the full text of Gaiman's inspiring speech.

Please note: For optimal reading experience, this full-color edition is recommended for use on color devices only (and will render some text illegible on e-ink devices).

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In the final words of his University of the Arts commencement speech, living icon Neil Gaiman implored his graduating audience to "go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make good art." He validated that message with a refreshing confession: "When I got out into the world I wrote, and I became a better writer the more I wrote, and I wrote some more, and nobody ever seemed to mind that I was making it up as I went along." Gaiman's inspiring talk deserves to be read by his legions of fans, but it also deserves perusal by all those nervous graduates and near-graduates who worry about the great world beyond.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062266828
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/14/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 360,746
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books for readers of all ages, and the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Shirley Jackson Award and the Locus Award for Best Novelette for his story "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains." Originally from England, he now lives in America.

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    1. Hometown:
      Minneapolis, Minnesota
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 10, 1960
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portchester, England
    1. Education:
      Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    The anonymous reviewer obvious has no respect for good art or br

    The anonymous reviewer obvious has no respect for good art or brilliant book designers like Chip Kidd. This is a beautiful book to give as a gift or to just have on your personal collection. It is for book lovers and art lovers alike.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 19, 2013

    Short and sweet, inspiring and inspired. A must read for all cre

    Short and sweet, inspiring and inspired. A must read for all creative types and recommended for everyone else. Neil Gaiman shares important lessons and critical reminders. Chip Kidd puts those words together in a brilliant layout. A perfect little book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Quite Inspirational

    Now I know excatly what to do if my leg is crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    One of the most inspiring pieces I've ever read or heard.

    One of the most inspiring pieces I've ever read or heard.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Fantastic Design

    This little book is one of the most beautifully designed books I have ever seen. The limited red and blue color scheme really allows the artist, Chip Kidd, to focus on pure design and he suceeds in every possible way. The subject matter and the design are so well matched. I highly recommend this amazing little book.

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  • Posted May 17, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    lets make money off an 80 page essay and call it a book

    lets make money off an 80 page essay and call it a book

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    This book uses different fonts. That's the only difference betw

    This book uses different fonts. That's the only difference between it and the text of the speech available for free online. Skip it.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

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