Make Good Art
by Neil Gaiman
Cover Artist: Chip Kidd
Review by Gayle Surrette
William Morrow Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780062266767
Date: 14 May 2013 List Price $12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
In May of 2012, Neil Gaiman gave a speech at Philadelphia's University of the Arts. There's a link to the video of the speech at the top of this review and it's really worth listening to since the same dedication and skills needed to make good art could be equally applied to living a good life.
This book takes the text of the speech and presents it as art for the reader. The words are used as art with font, direction, color, size, placement all pulled together to make the experience of reading the speech an experience joining in making good art.
While you can just watch the video, reading this little book allows you to understand and truly interact with the speech in a different manner than being a passive recipient of knowledge.
It's not for everyone but it is an interesting experiment in publishing a speech.