Reading a book title that really resonates with you is a great feeling. Like how I felt when I first saw “Next Level Basic” by Stassi Schroeder, which is coming out this April. Danish artist Johan Deckmann is going for that same feeling with his Instagram page.
The Copenhagen-based artist is using his account for a series of made-up “self-help” books whose titles say what a lot of people think but never really say. The book covers sport titles that you probably won’t find on any real books anytime soon, but nevertheless they seem to resonate with his followers -- and probably will with you, too.
Deckmann is also a psychotherapist and author, and told Mashable that his book covers are “a portrait of the modern human condition and self-sabotage.” Namely, he knows how the human brain works against itself and is looking to draw more attention to it.
“I get inspired by anything from human behavior in general to situations in connection with my practice to the horrible condition of our world. Not to mention pure fantasy,” Deckmann said.
Some of these really could be helpful, though. “How to Watch Bad Movies to Make Your Own Life Seem Less Miserable”? I’ve been watching bad movies all December -- I’d read a chapter of that! And how about “How to Become a Dream Employee by Neglecting Every Personal Need”? There’s no way we’re the only ones that sacrifice a decent night’s sleep for our jobs.