344 Questions: The Creative Person’s Do-It-Yourself Guide to Insight, Survival, and Artistic Fulfillment Voices That Matter

Hopefully, you'll also laugh along the way. Each spread in this colorful, pocket-sized book contains a series of several questions illustrated in Stefan Bucher's unique, whimsical, hand-lettered style. The secret to creative success lies not in knowing the right answers, 344 questions is composed entirely of questions designed to help you determine where you are in your life and career, where you want to be, but in knowing how to ask the right questions–and this little book is full of them! A veritable therapy session on paper, and how to get there.

Sample questions include: can you name 10 things that reliably stress you out? do you need 10 more spaces? was filling out lists on your list? Or the decimal system? What happens when you get stressed out? Do you think stress is heroic? Can you please convince me that that's really stupid? In addition to the questions provided by Bucher, the book features questions from creative celebrities who share some of the questions they were asked on the way to success, or, in some cases, the questions they wish they had been asked.

Sedelmaier dave stewart lara tomlin jakob trollbäck rick valicenti Esther Pearl Watson Lynda Weinman Jan Wilker Doyald Young Tarsem If you answer even half of the questions in this book, it will change your life. The talented group of writers, musicians, and artists contributing to the book include: jed alger judd apatow marian bantjes Ken Carbone Tim Carvell Deanne Cheuk Wayne Coyne Russell Davies Arem Duplessis Dave Eggers Karen Fowler Ze Frank Jona Frank Jill Greenberg Stanley Hainsworth Peter Hannan Debbie Millman Rick Morris Seth Morris Christoph Niemann David Norland Patton Oswalt Martha Rich Stefan Sagmeister Meredith Scardino J.

J. The questions are designed to get you thinking and drawing and writing with room on each spread to fill in the blanks and jot down ideas.  .

Astonish Yourself: 101 Experiments in the Philosophy of Everyday Life

The world won't look the same again. Watch someone sleeping. Enter the space of your favorite painting. Take the subway without trying to get anywhere. At once entertaining and startling, irreverent and wise, this book will provoke moments of awareness for readers in any situation and in all walks of life. Say your name aloud to yourself in a quiet room.

Imagine peeling an apple in your mind. The simple meditations in this book have the potential to shake us awake from our preconceived certainties: our own identity, the stability of the outside world, the meanings of words.

SoulPancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions

Side effects may include change in the way you think about what it means to be human. Fortunately for mankind, rainn wilson best known for playing Dwight Schrute on NBC's The Office and a bunch of his friends are on a mission to change that. Can men and women really be "just friends? if you only had one hour left to live, how would you spend it? what paralyzes your creativity? what fuels it? based on the wildly successful website SoulPancake.

Com, love, truth, creativity, this book urges you to explore philosophy, science, spirituality, and so much more. Somewhere over the course of history, chewing on Life's Big Questions lost its cool factor. Don't say we didn't warn you. Drew, jesse dylan, josh ritter, Justin Vernon Bon Iver, Harold Ramis, and Saul Williams.

With bold questions, intriguing challenges, SoulPancake creates a space for you to stimulate your brain stem, and mind-bending art, spark your soul, and figure out what it means to be human. Caution: to all the world's thinkers, poets, artists, and misfits: SoulPancake is a movement to chew on Life's Big Questions.

Hyperion Books. Crammed inside: a revealing introduction by rainn wilson 180 life's big questions the ones that gnaw at your innards Visual masterpieces from 90+ artists Unusual activities that launch you into the world Exclusive commentary from the fascinating minds of: Amy Sedaris, David Lynch, Heather Armstrong Dooce.

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Show Your Work!

It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking. It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery―let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Show your work! is about why generosity trumps genius. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey―getting known.

Hyperion Books. In his new york times bestseller steal like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. In chapters such as you don’t have to be a genius; share something Small Every Day; and Stick Around, Kleon creates a user’s manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity― what he calls the “ecology of talent.

From broader life lessons about work you can’t find your voice if you don’t use it to the etiquette of sharing―and the dangers of oversharing―to the practicalities of Internet life build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due, it’s an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age.

Filled with illustrations, brave, and examples, stories, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, quotes, productive. Show your work!: 10 ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered.

Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad

Show your work!: 10 ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered. The creative life is not a linear journey to a finish line, it’s a loop—so find a daily routine, because today is the only day that matters. Keep going celebrates getting outdoors and taking a walk as director Ingmar Bergman told his daughter, ”The demons hate fresh air”.

Keep Creating. Hyperion Books. Disconnect from the world to connect with yourself—sometimes you just have to switch into airplane mode. In his previous books steal like an artist and show Your Work!, both New York Times bestsellers, Austin Kleon gave readers the keys to unlock their creativity and showed them how to become known.

Now he offers his most inspiring work yet, focused, with ten simple rules for how to stay creative, and true to yourself—for life. Keep Playing. Instead of focusing on making your mark, work to leave things better than you found them. Keep going and its timeless, practical, and ethical principles are for anyone trying to sustain a meaningful and productive life.

. Keep Working. Pay attention, and especially pay attention to what you pay attention to. Worry less about getting things done, and more about the worth of what you’re doing.

100 Days Of Monsters with DVD

Every night he posted the result on his website dailymonster. Com and stood back in wonder as visitors from all over the world wrote amazing stories behind each creature. Used book in Good Condition. Bucher filmed himself putting a few drops of ink on a piece of paper each day and transforming the resulting blot into a new monster.

This book chronicles the first 100 days of this interactive drawing and storytelling experiment. What's inside this book?100 daily monsters257 of the best monster stories1 dvd featuring all 100 daily monster video clips, one Real Time Monster, a special video message from Stefan, 701 bonus comments and stories, and 10 Open Source Ink Blots that let you make your own Daily Monsters Hyperion Books.

Show your work!: 10 ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered. 100 days of monsters is sure to inspire aspiring illustrators and writers as well as seasoned professionals in need of a fresh burst of creative energy! For 100 days, illustrator Stefan G.

The Art of Shen Ku: The First Intergalactic Artform of the Entire Universe

Perigee Books. Show your work!: 10 ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered. Used book in Good Condition. What is shen ku? roughly translated: "Pure Traveler" or "Phantom Passenger. What exactly is the "art of. Mastering the skill and knowledge of practically everything anyone comes across while on Earth, including:* Tying knots and enhancing sex* Numerology and self hypnosis * Herbal therapy and forecasting weather * Curing nosebleeds and removing stains* Kung fu and magic tricks* Isometric and breathing exercises of monks* Self defense and catching fishAnd this is only the beginning.

Irreverent and quirky, and gives ingeniously simple advice on how to cope with them, The Art of Shen Ku explores hundreds of topics from a broad spectrum of life situations, overcome them, use them, serious and 100% straightforward, and benefit from them. Hyperion Books.

Stefan G. Bucher's LetterHeads: An Eccentric Alphabet

Letterheads enfolds playful vocabulary with color literacy, celebrating the diversity of both letterforms and people. The letterheads are a landmark approach to letterform creation, combining decorative lettering of the 19th century with the crisp digital modeling of a Pixar blockbuster. The use of ground-breaking 3D technology acts as a link to not just the future of letterform creation, but education itself.

Until now!letterheads is a graphic design book for creatives of any age, celebrating diversity and inspired by the people of the artist’s hometown of Los Angeles. Show your work!: 10 ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered. From the creator of the popular daily Monster YouTube series comes a revolutionary new vision for “characters, ” one that brings the alphabet hilariously alive.

A very special design book, employing 3d modeling software, LetterHeads is the first to feature “sculpted“ portraits of letters, which has been used almost exclusively by Hollywood’s CGI and video game production community. Molded and carved like a series of classical sculptures, but free of the gaudy paint jobs, the LetterHeads allow the quirks and nuances of each diverse character to emerge.

Perigee Books. Used book in Good Condition. Infused with unique personalities, surrounded by playful vocabulary and an intriguing color palette, the letters reflect just how alive language can be. Hyperion Books.