Make Good Art

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HarperCollins, May 14, 2013 - Self-Help - 80 pages
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In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman stood at a podium at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts to deliver the commencement address. For the next nineteen minutes he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength: he encouraged the students before him to break rules and think outside the box. Most of all, he encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians, writers, and dreamers to make good art.

This book, designed by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd, contains the full text of Gaiman’s inspiring speech. Whether bestowed upon a young artist beginning his or her creative journey, or given as a token of gratitude to an admired mentor, or acquired as a gift to oneself, this volume is a fitting offering for anyone who strives to make good art.

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Frankly, good advice is good advice. - Goodreads
The layout is clever at times and tedious at times. - Goodreads
The book looks great on a coffee table or writing desk. - Goodreads
A lot of useful advice. - Goodreads
Wish the book layout wasn't such a mess. - Goodreads
The graphics were silly. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Travis Mueller - Goodreads

An enjoyable read, but sadly it did not feel very inspirational for where I am in life right now. In fact, some of the advice is a bit disheartening since it suggests the opposite of the projected ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kristen Batao - Goodreads

I think I should read this speech everyday. And make good art everyday. Read full review

About the author (2013)

Neil Gaiman has written highly acclaimed books for both children and adults. He has won many major awards, including the Hugo and the Nebula, and his New York Times bestselling novel The Graveyard Book is the only work ever to win both the Newbery (US) and Carnegie (UK) Medals. His books for readers of all ages include the bestselling Coraline, also an Academy Award-nominated film; Fortunately, the Milk; Odd and the Frost Giants; and The Wolves in the Walls. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in the United States.

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