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Newspaper Blackout Poetry

Grab a newspaper article and a Sharpie take a whack at this idea: select a set of words from the article that say something meaningful, and black out everything else. Inspired by an artist in Texas, the Best Newspaper Blackout Poem Contest started a whole nuther thing to do with words. Here’s a video of the winners. The last one is divine.

A time-lapse video demo of the newspaper blackout poem process:

Making a newspaper blackout poem (time-lapse video) from Austin Kleon on Vimeo.

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