Adam J. Kurtz: Things Are What You Make of Them

Illustration by  Adam J. Kurtz

Illustration by Adam J. Kurtz

Artist, designer, and self-described "nice, weird guy" Adam J. Kurtz has run six successful Kickstarter projects for his annual Unsolicited Advice Weekly Planner. In this weekend's Happening, Kurtz shares some recommendations for ways to get out of your head and into your creative groove. 

Photo by Daniel Seung Lee

Photo by Daniel Seung Lee

Solicited advice

"We don't need to wait for anyone's permission to create our work. We have so many resources for self-publishing, releasing, distributing, promoting, and sharing that the classic 'gatekeepers' have less and less control over what can and can't exist."

Adam recommends

Reading: This interview with Eric Hu

Watching: Alanis Morissette's "Thank U" video

Picking up: The second issue of SALT Food Zine

Listening to: "Monument" by Röyksopp and Robyn

A page from Things Are What You Make of Them

A version of this piece originally appeared in our Handpicked Happening newsletter, where Kickstarter creators share their recommendations for things to read, watch, and listen to. 

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