Make Good Art

Make Good Art

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In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphiaʼs 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 Gaimanʼs inspiring speech.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2013
ISBN: 9780062266767
Branch Call Number: 701.15 Gaim
Characteristics: 64 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Kidd, Chip


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Neil Gaiman's viral graduation commencement speech about breaking the rules, making mistakes, and creating good art in the process.

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Jan 14, 2020

Fantastic speech and very whimsical layout.

ArapahoeAllie Aug 12, 2019

This little book is a transcription of Gaiman's "Make Good Art" speech, elevated with graphic design by Chip Kidd. I read this whenever I need a reminder that art is hard- but art is rewarding if you enjoy what you're doing!

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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