I don’t get these types of pictures. Why not just write it down instead of taking the effort to black out an entire page of text. And I really hate it when people do it to actual books :/
This is just ridiculous. Why would you ruin a book page like this.
Well, first of all, I don’t use books. I use newspapers (that people hand me multiple copies of for free). But if I did use a book, so what? I could have used a really old stinky book that no one wanted anymore. Then at least, that stinky book would become something that I thought was cool after all, and wanted to keep. Voila!
Second, these are fun. It doesn’t (it shouldn’t!) take a lot of effort to do a blackout. When I do a blackout, I don’t usually have in mind what I’m going to write before sitting down with a pen and newspaper. I have to scan the page first, pick out interesting words, then cross the rest out. So it’s not the same as writing out the phrase/sentence with a pen. It’s about seeing what you end up with.
Austin Kleon has a whole tumblr page and book dedicated to them. Some people even write entire poems. Check it out! :)