Get Shouty


even on the blackest day
February 5, 2009, 3:25 am
Filed under: Digital Strategy

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Newspaper + Sharpie = Poems.  Austin Kleon awesomeness can be found here.

Instead of starting with a blank page, poet Austin Kleon grabs the New York Times and a permanent marker and eliminates the words he doesn’t need. NPR’s Morning Edition

Sort of like Michelangelo carving away the marble that imprisoned what he saw within.Cleveland Plain Dealer

One can imagine taking up blackout poetry on their daily bus commute in place of sudoku or the crossword puzzle. Toronto’s National Post

Some of the results are hilarious, some are profound and even unsettling, but they are never bland or boring.The Ephemerist

Part “writing with constrictions,” part happy accident, part found art, part design challenge…the collection…gives a well rounded and consistent view into a guy most of us would want to buy a beer. Radio Exile

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Oh I love this idea! I want to do some myself now! Brilliant in its obviousness and simplicity yet originality – which is what we all strive for.

Comment by Kimota

UM…the sharpie fumes probably help the creative process.

Comment by Zed




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