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The Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs (Paperback)

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"Perhaps you're already confident in your creativity - good for you! But AustinKleon can take you further. I've read all of his books & I devour his fantastic weekly newsletter. He's expanded my range, inspired me to keep exploring (and reading!), & has led me to ideas I probably wouldn't have come across otherwise. This journal is a gem worthy of your time."

— Kaitlyn


From the New York Times bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work! comes an interactive journal and all-in-one logbook to get your creative juices flowing, and keep a record of your ideas and discoveries.

The Steal Like an Artist Journal is the next step in your artistic journey. It combines Austin Kleon’s unique and compelling ideas with the physical quality that makes journals like Moleskines so enormously popular. Page after page of ideas, prompts, quotes, and exercises are like a daily course in creativity. There are lists to fill in—Ten Things I Want to Learn, Ten Things I Probably Think About More Than the Average Person. Challenges to take. Illustrated creative exercises—Make a Mixtape (for someone who doesn’t know you) and Fill in the Speech Balloons. Pro and con charts—What Excites You?/What Drains You?

The journal has an elastic band for place-marking and a special pocket in the back—a “swipe file” to store bits and pieces of inspiration. Because if you want to steal like an artist, you need a place to keep your loot.

About the Author

Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work! His work has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He also speaks frequently about creativity in the digital age for such organizations as Pixar, Google, SXSW, TEDx, and The Economist. He lives in Austin, Texas, and online at

Product Details
ISBN: 9780761185680
ISBN-10: 0761185682
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Publication Date: October 6th, 2015
Pages: 224
Language: English