Two years ago we eagerly put Speak Up’s first ever publication, Stop Being Sheep, on the “market” celebrating its first year anniversary. Somehow, printing 2,000 of these little buggers made Speak Up very real, permanent and somewhat scary. Broken loose from the confines and ephemerity of the internet — and, well, into the confines and ephemerity of paper — the comments chosen for inclusion in the first Sheepie seemed to have a new air of longevity, sitting in the bookshelves of designers around the world, or in wastebaskets around the world — either way: out there. This fall, it is our pleasure to unleash two volumes of quintessential Speak Up dialog — in all its seriousness, silliness, foolishness and hopefulness — on you.
More than six months in the making, Stop Being Sheep — years two (’03-’04) and three (’04-’05) — bring together the best commentary of Speak Up from the last two years. Painfully edited, after scouring over more than 13,000 comments, the results are a couple of twenty-eight page, two-color, 4.5” x 6.5” cuties. Thanks to Mohawk Fine Papers generous contribution, Sheepies are printed on their deliciously white Mohawk Superfine line. And if the paper were not enough to make you want to nurture them, PMSs 612 and 432 have been evenly laid out by Finlay Printing.
Last year, we took donations starting at $1.00 for a copy of Stop Being Sheep. This year, we are selling them for a flat $6.00 or both Sheepies for $10.00 plus $1.00 for shipping and handling ($3.00 for anywhere outside the U.S.). If you would like to own a copy (or copies) of Stop Being Sheep please make a selection from one of the following options:
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Please allow a few days for delivery as we hand-package and hand-ship (with lots of love) each copy.
Your contributions help support Speak Up and its non-stop delivery of hearty design dialog.
Some pictures to convince you:
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