In the ten years since publishing the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon has become one of the most important names in creativity. His books have over a million copies in print and have been translated into dozens of languages; he’s been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and the PBSNewsHour and in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal; and he’s been praised as “brilliant” (New York) and “positively one of the most interesting people on the planet” (The Atlantic).
We’re now thrilled to celebrate this milestone and its significance with Steal Like an Artist: 10th Anniversary Edition. This hardcover gift edition has a larger trim, revised cover, ribbon marker, endpapers from the author’s sketchbook, and a new Afterword.
An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles to help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life. Its positive message, graphic look, and illustrations, exercises, and examples put readers directly in touch with their artistic side. We learn how to embrace influence, follow interests wherever they take us, forget old clichés like writing about what you know—instead, write the book that you want to read, make the movie you want to watch. And above all, how to find the space you need to be wild and daring in your imagination and your work. In his Afterword, Kleon discusses the book’s influence and how “stealing” has been misunderstood—providing a unique, personal perspective on a book that’s touched so many over the past decade.