Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Neil Gaiman - Make Good Art

Last year (2012), Neil Gaiman gave a heartfelt and inspiring speech to the graduating class of the University of the Arts, which has been passed around on Facebook almost as much as grumpy cat photos. His basic premise, which I need to be reminded of almost every day, is that shit happens, nothing is going to be perfect, but you have a unique voice, and you have to keep going and make good art anyway.

Here's the video on Vimeo, if this isn't working for some reason, you can view it on Gaiman's blog here.

The always amazing graphic designer Chip Kidd has designed a graphic/text print version of the speech, to be released in time for graduation this year. You can see the entire book on the HarperCollins site, and an outtake is available below.  As beautiful as the book is, I love to hear this in Gaiman's voice and in this short bit, which is one of the very best parts, you get both.

Problems? See it on UpWorthy.

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