After many, many months of work, my first book, UNTITLED: Thoughts on the Creative Process, officially releases today!
Buy it now for only $4.99 on Amazon, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble.
It is a tremendous feeling to know that something you’ve been working on alone, huddled with your wife, and in hodgepodge groups via email/edit sessions, is now available for the world to see in all its glory (and with the typos we didn’t catch in time).
The book is a collection of thoughts curated from stacks of notes taken over the last 15 years as I designed t-shirts, made light fixtures, created performance art in alleyways, performed on big and small stages all across the country, acted on network television, and as a creative director at one of the largest churches in North America.
UNTITLED will walk you through the creative process of attacking the blank page, executing vision, believing in the importance of contemplation, fighting the beast of resistance, learning from your failures, and creating beauty from the inside out.
This book is my manifesto and I hope it becomes yours as well.
Also, to clear up any confusion about the format…for now we’re only offering the book in digital format.
I wanted to bypass the big guys and get these ideas in your hands as soon as possible. I’ve partnered with my good friends at Clark and the Creative Collective, who are sponsonring this grand experiment. If you don’t have an e-reader, don’t fret! If you buy from Amazon, you can download their desktop apps here. Same goes for Barnes & Noble, as you can download their desktop apps here.
Now before you run off to buy a case load of e-books, check out a little video we made of me blabbering on with excitement about today’s release and read what others are saying about the book!
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“I have had the pleasure of working closely with artists for almost four decades. Blaine Hogan is one of the most thoughtful, spiritual and hard working creatives I have had the privilege of teaming up with. This short primer is bulging with values and ideas that will make every serious minded artist better.”
- Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church
“UNTITLED is a full body workout. By the last page my neck was sore from repeated nods of agreement and my hand was cramped from furious note taking. Hogan speaks with unflinching honesty about the harsh demands of the creative process. His brilliance lies not only in his practical inventory of the daily disciplines required to hone your craft, but in his courage to speak to the daunting inner journey the creative must make en route to artistic excellence as well. Highly recommended!”
- Ian Morgan Cron, speaker and author of Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A Memoir of Sorts and Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim’s Tale. www.iancron.com
“Blaine Hogan layers depth and pointedness, observation and aspiration into each essay. His practical contemplation of the creative process provides an effective mirror for anyone wanting to do brilliant work.”
- Todd Henry, author of The Accidental Creative
“If you read this book, be warned. The genius and art locked inside you will be shipped. Blaine has an innate, uncanny understanding of the creative process and his manifesto UNTITLED outlines it perfectly.”
- Clay Herbert, Chief Engagement Officer of Tribes Win
“I know why Blaine Hogan named his collection UNTITLED. It’s because the title, ‘You Have To Read This Book If You’re A Creative, Want To Be A Creative, Or Know Anyone Who Wants To Be A Creative,’ wouldn’t fit on the jacket!”
- Erin Loechner, Writer & Founder of designformankind.com