Take a Line for a Walk: A Collection of Creative Advice

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Robin Landa's Take a Line for a Walk is a cre­ativ­ity jour­nal, or space to work out your latest block, take a break from routine, or find inspiration. 

The small book is packed with prompts and advice from well-known creatives. Our favorite comes from New York-based designer and typographer, Stefan Sagmeister.

Steal a tech­nique from some­one you admire. I did -- from direc­tor Steven Soderbergh. When his writ­ing does not get any­where, he goes to the busiest café in L.a., with­out any­body to meet and noth­ing to read. Just bring­ing pen­cil and paper. Being all alone in the bustling café, Soderberge looks stu­pid and shames him­self into writ­ing. Works bril­liantly for design, too. - Stefan Sagmeister

Take a Line for a Walk also includes challenges and ideas from psychologist Suzanne Bousquet, Chicago-based designer Rick Valicenti and a handful of architects, scientists, writers, painters, and more. You can pick up a copy online.

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