Make Good Art

Make Good Art

Book - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
Presents the full text of the author's commencement address at Philadelphia's University of the Arts in 2012, in which he offered his thoughts on creativity, bravery, and strength and urged the graduates to break rules and make good art.


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.

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Drawn from the bestselling author's graduation speech he delivered to The University of the Arts in May 2012, this extraordinary volume encourages readers, no matter what age or stage of life, to go forth, be creative and make good art. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062266767
Branch Call Number: 701.15 G127m
Characteristics: 80 pages ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Kidd, Chip


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Feb 10, 2014

This is a fabulous, FABULOUS book!

JCLHelenH Nov 26, 2013

Gaiman has made me want to sort through all my fabric and yarn, finish abandoned projects, and start some new ones. Inspiration!

JCLBethanyT Jul 05, 2013

The graphic design of this highlights and emphasizes Gaiman's sometimes deceptively simple but wise advice. A perfect title for graduating students or any creative person needing a boost or encouragement.

JCLHopeH Jun 14, 2013

Kidd's text-based art brings a unique dimension to Gaiman's already simple but inspirational speech. His message is applicable to anyone, not just artists or graduates. A word of caution to ebook readers: Because the visual aspect is as important as the verbal, the font cannot be adjusted as it typically can with ebooks. This means that some of the text may be especially tiny if you’re reading on a small mobile device.


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JCLHopeH Jun 14, 2013

“And now go, and make interesting amazing glorious fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make good art.”


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