Day 16: Blackout Poetry
This is 28 To Make. I'm Laura McCormack. And we're going to create a blackout poem. So blackout poetry is really cool. All you need is some printed matter, and a black market. And I like to use a newspaper, but you can use a magazine, anything that you have that's an already compiled article of words. So, once you pick an article, you are going to black out parts of the article. Now you wanna choose words not to blackout that maybe relate to how you're feeling right now, or are all adjectives. It's totally up to you. The poem doesn't have to make sense. You can incorporate the headline if you want. Here I sort of did something fun with the illustration. And I left the blackout poem in the context of the paper. So this one says develop proof of thinking. Design the lives of friends and get real. So that makes no sense. I'm not a poet. But I like it. I like the rhythm. I think it sort of represents a moment for me. Here's another one that I did. Again you can black out t...
he surrounding areas any way you want. So this one is super blacked out, right? And it says social media will let others teach. Again, doesn't make any sense. I like it. I had fun doing it. I think it creates this cool specimen, right, with typography. You can doodle on the page. And then you know what I did, I photocopied it larger. And so it becomes something else, right? This one I like. It's called A Park in Brooklyn. Only overseen by rainfall and sand. I'm getting better. So the more you do these, the better you're going to get. So again, you don't have to blackout things in any prescribed way, just have fun with it. It's totally up to you. I can't wait to see what you do. Share with me with the hashtag #28toMake. (lively music)