This was the first Newspaper Blackout I discovered in January 2011, when it was particularly relevant. I was thinking of a friend who it seemed would stretch almost infinitely for me - and had. It became my computer background for a while. For a long time I worried I hadn’t expressed just how grateful I was, but I hope that they understood at least partly how much.
How It Works by Austin Kleon
To create his famous Newspaper Blackout Poems, artist Austin Kleon “blacks out” newspaper articles with a marker, creating poetry out of the words that remain. “How it works: I will give you whatever you want for all the cartwheels you’re doing for me,” Kleon unearths from an article about hedge fund investing. “Like many of my poems, it’s about my wife,” he sweetly explains. This romantic print is among our special Valentine’s Day selections—see them all here.