Our third book as authors and designers, published with Rockport Publishers, is Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design, a 400-page visual and informational guide to the most commonly referenced terms, historical moments, landmark projects, and influential practitioners in the field of graphic design.
Our second book as authors and designers, published with F+W Media’s HOW Books, is Women Of Design: Influence and Inspiration from the Original Trailblazers to the New Groundbreakers, bringing full attention to the wonderful work, careers and contributions of women designers, writers, teachers and entrepreneurs around the world.
One of the most popular features of Speak Up is Word It, where each month we define a word (say, “Garbage”) and readers submit a 5 x 5 in. square with their visual interpretation. All submissions—unless deemed deeply offensive—have been posted on monthly galleries, updated weekly amassing to thousands of archived squares of creativity.
In 2006, with F+W Publications, the contributions from the first 30 months were edited, with the best selections published in The Word It Book: Speak Up presents a gallery of interpreted words . The collection is presented by word, and some of the Word Its feature brief interviews with their designers, while others go more in-depth to get to the bottom of their ideas.