Higher Education

Take a Line for a Walk: A Creativity Journal, 1st Edition

  • Robin Landa Kean University
  • ISBN-10: 1111839220  |  ISBN-13: 9781111839222
  • 240 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $24.75



Every artist and designer, student or professional, needs a journal space to play in new ways, to think with a pencil in hand, by inventing, imagining, and thinking creatively. Unlike a blank journal, Take a line for a walk is a Creativity Journal--comprised of varied prompts, cuing people to respond to whatever creative action the prompt calls for--sketch/design/conceive/write. The author collaborated with esteemed designers, artists, architects, and experts in a variety of disciplines to deliberately vary prompts, which address numerous ways of thinking and creating. Designed by internationally acclaimed, Modern Dog Design Co., this imaginative, fascinating and playful journal entices all types of students, visual arts – and non-art majors alike, to supplement in-class projects or to stimulate thinking on a summer break or after graduation, to keep creativity flowing in this unique space.

Features and Benefits

  • Half of the prompts were created by the author, while the other half were created by professional designers, as well as students and professors from many different disciplines.
  • Several of the prompts from famous designers include images of these designers' artwork.
  • The 9 x 6 layout with spiral bind is accessible for students to take and use in all types of situations.
  • The sketchbook is an excellent resource for students as it provides inspiration to creatively respond to in-class concepts, as well as make visual connections in the world around them.
  • Unlike a blank journal, each page cues the user in order to prompt visual thinking (in the same way acting and creative writing coaches use prompts) helping students "unfreeze" from creativity blocks.
  • The variety of prompts appeal to all type of students, both art and non-art majors alike.
  • The user benefits from varied engaging prompts, created by the author as well as by esteemed artists, designers, architects, and other experts as they are encouraged by visual thinking that develops the whole mind.
  • Designed by internationally acclaimed, Modern Dog Design Co., this imaginative and playful journal inspires visual free-association, supplementing in-class projects in a loose, unrestrained way.
  • The 9x6, spiral bound format makes it easy to carry and use any place or time, as well as perfect analog companion to digital activities -- take a line for a walk wherever and whenever.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Robin Landa

Robin Landa holds the title of Distinguished Professor in the Robert Busch School of Design at Kean University of New Jersey. She is included among the teachers that the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching calls the "great teachers of our time." Most recently, Landa was a finalist in the WALL STREET JOURNAL's Creative Leaders competition. Professor Landa has won numerous awards for design, writing, and teaching, and is the author of 12 published books about graphic design, branding, advertising, and creativity, including GRAPHIC DESIGN SOLUTIONS (Wadsworth/Cengage), ADVERTISING BY DESIGN (John Wiley & Sons), and DESIGNING BRAND EXPERIENCES (Wadsworth/Cengage).