Join Adam J. Kurtz as he gives his acclaimed lecture, anecdotes and advice. He'll talk about not waiting for permission to make personal work that is actually personal, and how he's made that his whole thing somehow. He'll also guide you on drawing and writing activities from his latest book, PICK ME UP: A Pep Talk For Now & Later. This weird, optimistic book pushes you along with unexpected prompts, “existential activities,” some dark humor, and pages that keep you #connected, even when you feel alone. More than anything, you’ll build your own guide now for figuring shit out later – because someone telling you to “cheer up” is infuriating, but a pep talk from yourself might just work. Watch yourself change as you record and reflect on where you are and where you’re going.
Adam J. Kurtz is a Brooklyn-based artist and author whose first book, 1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion has been translated into fifteen languages. In addition to personal work, he’s collaborated on products for retailers such as Urban Outfitters, Strand Bookstore, and Fishs Eddy, and made work for companies including
Loved this short simple talk! First off, it is very uplifting as Adam has an awesome sense of humor.
Second, it is a great reminder to self that you don't have to be serious about what you do and how you do it.
Thank you, Creative Live for discovering Adam J. Kurtz for me!
Great talk! Very honest and fun, and completely inspiring! Thanks Adam
Thank you so much for this opportunity, Creativelive! Such an amazing atmosphere, office/hq, and experience! Incredible night overall. So happy I discovered you.