Less is more? Turns out for Austin Kleon this much is true. Kleon’s book, “Newspaper Blackout,” is a collection of newspaper articles that have been transformed into poetry. Leaving behind the words he likes, Kleon’s poetry inspires new perspective by drowning-out the ones he doesn’t…with a big fat sharpie marker. Sometimes we become so engrossed in the mounds of clutter, we miss the details that spawn creativity. This book is full of those little details proving that imaginative solutions are hidden in some of the most ordinary activities (like reading the morning paper). If it’s not enough to add this to your list of brilliant things to do with newspapers, this fantastically inspirational read has transcended the world of books and graduated to fan paraphernalia including t-shirts and reasonably priced print art.
For an extra dose of inspiration, check out this video of Kleon’s poetic magic at work.