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2011



  • mother-goose-00

    Reading Censored Mother Goose Rhymes at The Encyclopedia Show

    Video of me reading from Kendall Banning’s Censored Mother Goose Rhymes.


  • the-cocktail-napkin

    Interview with The Cocktail Napkin

    30-minute interview I did with Jeremy Fuksa of The Cocktail Napkin. Topics: Newspaper Blackout, Steal Like An Artist, and being an artist online.


  • head

    “Art Gall” and other de-signs

    de-Signs = iPhone photos of signs with some of the words erased


  • lonesomedove

    My Reading Year, 2011

    10 great books I read this year.


  • aries

    December Horoscopes

    “walk into a fight / be impossible / never listen to the psychology department / painstaking analysis should be resisted / cultivate rivals / never say such a thing out loud / where information is lacking guess / listen as a means of escape / don’t get bogged down in what used to be / aw heck / break away from the tyranny of good / don’t trust the tongue-in-cheek”


  • dirty-fireworks

    Like a chain smoker

    I’d love to be like a chain smoker with projects, and use the end of one to light the next.


  • Open Road (framed)

    New 20×200 Prints: “Open Road” and “How To Be Cool”

    Just in time for the holidays, here are two brand-new Newspaper Blackout prints.


  • leo

    November Horoscopes

    “friendship is correspondence / on occasion be dragged into it / drill one hole after another until something starts seeping through / stare at a painting for an hour / think like a shipwreck / there is nothing to express at first / your hands have not been tied / never disown the events of life / make them wonder / be up to the job / never allow practice to be intimidated by theory / take heart and get on with it”


  • what-drives-me

    What drives me?

    The folks at AIGA San Diego asked me for a 15-second video of me answering the question, “What drives you?”


  • steal-cover-2011-10-24

    STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST TO BE PUBLISHED BY WORKMAN IN MARCH 2012

    I am very happy to announce that Workman Publishing will be publishing my new book in March 2012!


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    OCTOBER HOROSCOPES

    “the best way to improve is to seek out the best competition / stop to say hello / shorter is longer / have a good cry / the truth is such a complicated technologie / watch out for rattlesnakes / go to a park and gawk / stay together and battle / do with less / bounce back / invent something / some lessons have a shelf life”


  • kleon-economist

    STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST AT THE ECONOMIST’S HUMAN POTENTIAL SUMMIT

    A few weeks ago I gave a talk on Newspaper Blackout and Steal Like An Artist at The Economist’s Human Potential summit in New York City. Enjoy!


  • Jeff Weiner

    DRAWINGS FROM THE ECONOMIST’S HUMAN POTENTIAL CONFERENCE

    I made some drawings on my iPad during The Economist’s Ideas Economy conference in New York last week.


  • sagittarius

    SEPTEMBER HOROSCOPES

    “play house / to catch midnight plan to nap beforehand / make an appearance / jump the rails / take a trip / the fish reel it in / people watch / ask for trouble / what are you hoping to express if all you see is four walls? / don’t die simply disappear A while / eat a sandwich / learn how to work with other brains”


  • how-to-present-with-the-ipad

    HOW I GIVE PRESENTATIONS WITH THE IPAD

    How I give presentations using an iPad, Adobe Ideas, Keynote, a VGA adapter, and a Boxwave stylus.


  • leo

    AUGUST HOROSCOPES

    “cause mayhem / look the pros are struggling put an amateur in / don’t wait on the weather / when the flames die down teach them sense / who knows? / do without worrying / be of service / watch, marvel / go out and correct things / just be still / it is that time of year for the summer struggles / put the time in”


  • I asked God and he said yes

    I ASKED GOD AND HE SAID YES (IPAD BLACKOUTS)

    the skirt created a sense of higher stakes / the danger is that everyone will succumb to your charms / how the trees work / in this little town / I asked God and he said yes


  • aries

    JULY HOROSCOPES

    why natural all the kinks? / seem out of touch when asked about you / start an observatory / be a foreigner, no history / not knowing is ok / store an angel on one side and a demon on the other / stay open / glance out the window / document the ruse / to pick up a signal cut off mobile service / angry with skills is how to work / disobey orders of everyone who works in TV


  • 20-certs

    NEW 20×200 PRINT: WHAT IS MARRIAGE?

    Marriage is two people in love / standing in the same bathroom.


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    BLACKOUT POETRY WORKSHOPS AT THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART

    I had the pleasure of leading a couple of blackout poetry workshops at the Dallas Museum of Art last weekend.


  • All schools are language schools.

    MORE CHALK MUGS

    Every (work)day I write something on my mug and post it to Twitter.


  • office

    TALK, TALK: A LOOK AT MY OFFICE AND SOME RECENT INTERVIEWS

    Some pictures of my office and quotes from some recent interviews.


  • road-rage

    ROAD RAGE AND MORE DE-SIGNS

    de-Signs = iPhone photos of signs with some of the words erased.


  • aquarius-500px

    JUNE HOROSCOPES

    “you’re just an accident of timing / obtain a truck / read deeply / practice / question oldfangled techniques / you need to be able to dance / point out the beautiful / unhear it / decide who is staying and who is leaving / everyone needs to relax and calm down / defect / start now”


  • everything-1

    EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OK

    Back in March, Chronicle Books published one of my sketchbook pages in their neat little book, Everything Is Going To Be OK.


  • all-that-i-have

    “SO MUCH WORK” AND MORE IPAD BLACKOUTS

    “why should i have all that i have /we fly in and out of a home / so much work / i need a midday visitor or a window in the laboratory / doomsday is a day that will end too / a stretch of nowhere”


  • red-lemonade-story

    DRAWING RED LEMONADE AND CURSOR

    Drawings of Richard Nash and his publishing experiment, Red Lemonade.


  • virgo

    MAY HOROSCOPES

    “you will get to become a princess / a 10-minute walk is modern art / know what to copy / copy the curiosity / publicly misbehave / the sun is setting over your attention / weigh philosophy on the toilet / an anecdote is the perfect souvenir / make a go of it / the answer ha ha / why not? / the cure is breakfast”


  • sleepnaked

    “SLEEP NAKED” AND OTHER IPAD BLACKOUTS

    For fun, I’ve been making blackouts on the iPad.


  • virgo

    APRIL HOROSCOPES

    “be a romantic enemy / be a ham / be real hard to divorce / be impossible to know / be brief / be day to day cheap but not over the long run / be rooted / be devious / be open / be the one refusing to go out without a fight / be ready / be a question”


  • broome-talk.027

    STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST

    A simple list of 10 things I wish I’d heard when I was in college.


  • chalkmug-fuel

    CHALK MUGS

    Meg bought me a mug at World Market that has a speech balloon chalkboard on it, so every work day I draw or write something on it and post it to Twitter.


  • aquarius

    SXSW HOROSCOPES

    “there are definite dangers in thinking you can do everything / music? yes yes yes a week full / in line, for two hours, at first it’s a shock, and then it’s incredibly liberating / go to breakfast try not to put boundaries on what u do / whittle down the stream so you can think / the energy it is both very human and loaded / go to see a film / figure on musicians with angry beards / network ad nauseum / that distant rumble you hear is the sound of approaching joy / beers and laughing / it’s eye-wearying but I’m thrilled that I get to do it”


  • titanic-20x200

    NEW PRINT AT 20×200.COM: “OVERHEARD ON THE TITANIC”

    One of my favorite blackout poems of all time is now an affordable print at 20×200.com


  • aquarius

    MARCH HOROSCOPES

    it’s been very wintry, but it was winter before / making ice out of water / lunch often / follow vulnerable love with jokes / think speak and think some more / sit at cool bars, pondering life / punch somebody / reading is the antidote / let’s go walk around / stroll the streets / take part in nonsense / no more why-me-ism


  • a-poem-is-discovered-in-play

    A POEM IS DISCOVERED IN PLAY

    Don’t wait until you know who you are and what you’re about to start making things.


  • subtraction-square

    CREATIVITY IS SUBTRACTION SCREENPRINT

    Signed and numbered edition of 50, screenprinted by Satch Grimley and Jaime Cervantes at Red Bluff Studio in Austin, Texas.


  • sagittarius

    FEBRUARY HOROSCOPES

    “arrive to a hero’s welcome, walk slowly / Google it yo / look at the low point as training / don’t swallow that wishbone / view this as a sign even if it bores you / unnecessary equipment / has to be handled as such / life has returned to normal / I think / the goal line is at the end of the earth / learn not to watch television / wow, look at you / look forward to life / balance what is real and what is not”


  • collage-1

    WORD SURGERY (MORE COLLAGES)

    Whenever I have a free night and no ideas, I grab scissors and some old magazines and I make collages.


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    JANUARY HOROSCOPES

    “a head like god is work / press on with purpose / alienate some people / why can’t it be warmer / that thing that just can’t be ignored release it / go out on a limb and wave / crouch and whisper / think bigger / hold on do what i do / improvise / success is a misty din of horns and trumpets / cuss it all”


  • doodles-4

    3 YEARS OF WORKPLACE DOODLES

    I took iPhone snapshots of doodles from my 3 years worth of notes at my old job.


  • I never thought I'd say this

    I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SAY THIS

    This is a short story about why I love being alive and making things right now, with the tools I have.



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