Insights and inspiration for anyone who makes art (or anything else) from the bestselling author of 1 Page at a Time
With a foreword by Grace Bonney, founder of Design*Sponge.
Things Are What You Make of Them
From the creative mind and heart of designer Adam J. Kurtz comes this upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes. Expanding on a series of popular essays, this handwritten and heartfelt book shares wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others. Perforated tear-and-share pages make it easy to display themost crucial reminders or to pass a bit of advice on to someone who needs it.
- 144 Full-Color Pages
- Thirteen Handwritten Chapters
- Pocket Size (4.2" x 6.4")
- Lightly perforated pages
- ISBN: 978-0143131519
- October 3rd – Worldwide
Livestream w/ Tavi Gevinson
- October 6-7th – Mexico City, MX
OFFF Festival Mexico
- October 15th – Portland, OR
Ace Hotel Book Reading
- October 17th – San Francisco, CA
- November 1st – Philadelphia, PA
Urban Outfitters: Walnut St.
- November 2nd – Washington, DC
Urban Outfitters: Georgetown
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Author photo by Daniel Seung Lee
About The Author
Adam J. Kurtz is a Brooklyn-based designer, artist and author of 1 Page at a Time
and Pick Me Up
, which have been published in over a dozen languages each. His "very personal" work for clients like Strand Bookstore and Urban Outfitters has been featured in NYLON, PRINT, VICE, BuzzFeed and more. He’s one of PRINT Magazine's "15 Under 30" and a 2017 Webby Awards Honoree.
Using Our Art for Good
Our book preorder campaign (and followup Pride Month campaign) have raised over $9,000 for the Tegan and Sara Foundation
, working for economic justice, health, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.
Thank you for helping this book do a little extra good in the world!
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