1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion, is 365 pages of activities and prompts to help you make it through the year. It’s full of the stupid, occasionally dark humor that you’re used to seeing from me, plus a lot of small, personal surprises.
While I was working on the book last year, my grandmother, who had been battling Lou Gehrig’s disease, passed away. Blanche was always laughing a little too loudly, taking photos of everything, teaching and traveling. She loved small treats and gift shops and cards, and saving scraps and notes for future storytelling. She made friends everywhere she went. I attribute a lot of my personal values to her.
It means so much to me to be able to take everything I value, saving and making and appreciating the small stuff, dumb jokes and friendships and maybe a nap, and put it in one place. Things really just are what you make of them!
See more and pre-order: http://adamjk.com/book
1:26 pm • 29 June 2014 • 55 notes
#jk1page #1 Page at a Time #perigee books #adam j. kurtz #books #instagram #jk
we’re working hard to get these brain club packages out & by “we” I mean “me and this cat”
4:18 pm • 8 June 2014 • 33 notes
every day is donut day, these delicious postcards are, and have been, available in my gift shop: http://shop.adamjk.com
9:04 am • 6 June 2014 • 42 notes
#instagram #jk #for sale #postcards #food #donuts
I got an early copy of @scribblediary’s new book #YouMeUs yesterday! it’s a doodling book for 2, available next week. so proud of you, lisa!
12:55 pm • 29 May 2014 • 24 notes
#youmeus #instagram #recommendations #show & tell
@lacubana_to is so good we came back again. last meal in toronto & it was a delicious one. (at La Cubana)
12:39 pm • 27 May 2014 • 8 notes
#instagram #toronto #food
my family owned a textile factory for generations in downtown toronto until 1996. it’s now home to artists lofts and studios. carrie of @straightlaser was kind enough to show us around her awesome home and laser etching studio today. (at 52 St Lawrence Studios)
12:45 pm • 26 May 2014 • 35 notes
#instagram #stories #toronto #life #family
I had those “meltdown cards” from the HOME-BREW zine made professionally because I just needed them for real… they’re in my shop if you need one too.
wasn’t gonna share these yet but small-scale creative products is how i channel my actual emotions these days.
4:45 pm • 18 May 2014 • 107 notes
#instagram #jk #adam j. kurtz #public internet tantrum
coffee is so many things to so many people! ritual, addiction, distraction, a tiny celebration… 4 things I consider often. this can be a meeting place. here’s some #coffeetalk from my friend @huisstijl a while back.
9:24 am • 15 May 2014 • 74 notes
#coffeetalk #jk #instagram #coffee
new “COMPLETELY FREE” pencils at @othasbrooklyn, say hi to @kryssieboopboop & get your morning started (at Otha’s Coffee)
9:25 am • 12 May 2014 • 17 notes
#instagram #jk #adam j. kurtz #pencils
Designers talking with Adam J. Kurtz about his #weekinscraps, sincerity in form, designing a MySpace layout for Michelle Branch, and why we should think twice before telling someone to “choose a positive thought.”
Hosted on April 5, 2014, at The Pitch Project in Milwaukee, WI.
We had a really nice chat about art & the internet and uhh a bunch of personal anecdotes and stories. Also, I LOVE BEV and you will too.
5:18 pm • 28 April 2014 • 48 notes
#designers talking #the pitch project #adam j. kurtz #video #design #internet #instagram