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The Word It Book

It is here. (And it is shipping!). It sits on my desk and I smile happily, as I flip the pages. After a year and half of working with HOW Books, we are proud and ecstatic to present you The Word It Book, in which Speak Up presents a gallery of interpreted words.

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No small feat itself, the book’s publishing is really thanks to all of you who participate every month in Word It, sending us your artwork and having us share it with the world. This is something we look forward to every Sunday morning as we gather the weekly e-mails and go about the task of adding them to the site. Although, I have to admit, not as much fun as putting together the book and all of the necessary images we needed to generate for the book — and to prove how much fun we had, we have put together a behind-the-scenes look at the making of some of those images.

All in all, we found a way to include:

30 words

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with their proper introductions

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and some facts about the word in turn

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150 different people

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257 Word Its

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26 feature interviews

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79 interviews

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1 tribute

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and an open invitation for the word:

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all of this in 224 pages at 8x8 inches

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Enjoy!

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ARCHIVE ID 3240 FILED UNDER Speak Up Announcements
PUBLISHED ON Apr.10.2007 BY Bryony & Armin
WITH COMMENTS
Comments
pedro vit’s comment is:

Congratulations Bryony and Armin.
It's a great book - both visually and contentwise.
I already have my copy(es) (One I bought from Amazon and the other one I receievd from the authors-insider privilege)
I also congratulate all the Word-It contributors who have made Word-It a special 5 x 5 oasis

On Apr.10.2007 at 09:58 AM
Unnikrishna Menon Damodaran’s comment is:

Congratulations Bryony and Armin.
Indeed it is a great achievement for you both and all contributors.
I am ordering it soon to take it home to India before my vacation.
Cheers!

On Apr.10.2007 at 10:21 AM
diane witman’s comment is:

I received my copy yesterday, I had to pre-order it! I was so happy to look at all of the submissions that I remember from the past. It sits on my shelf and now many of the Speak Up contributors have been immortalized by the Word-it book.

Great job to everyone who had a hand in putting this book together!

On Apr.10.2007 at 11:16 AM
Steve Mock’s comment is:

Cool. I was hoping there'd be a thing for Mr. Tharp. He was into it.

On Apr.10.2007 at 11:25 AM
Kosal Sen’s comment is:

I can't wait! I'm thinking of dropping by a B&N though I know it won't even be there yet. When do you think it'll hit the stores?

On Apr.10.2007 at 11:41 AM
Armin’s comment is:

Kosal... My guess is that it would take a couple of extra weeks for the bookstores to put the inventory on the floor after they receive it. But then again, I have no idea what happens at those stores.

On Apr.10.2007 at 11:47 AM
Ryan Hurry’s comment is:

Sweet! I love you guys! I'm stoked to my copy (pre-ordered via amazon.com).

It's the first (okay, second) time any of my stuff has been printed!

I'm honored to represent Underconsideration/Speakup!

Congrats & Thanks!

On Apr.10.2007 at 11:50 AM
Dave Werner’s comment is:

Congratulations! Can't wait to check it out.

On Apr.10.2007 at 12:09 PM
Pesky Illustrator’s comment is:

Hey! From the photos it looks handsomely designed. I'm gonna put it on my Christmas list. I'll be patient. Thanks for including me, B&A.

You've given new life to that goofy typeface....

On Apr.10.2007 at 12:12 PM
Andrew Pollak’s comment is:

Looks Great!!!!

How can I find out if any of my Word It's made it into the book?

On Apr.10.2007 at 07:13 PM
nic’s comment is:

and...----List Price: $24.99
Price: $18.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25. Details
You Save: $6.00 (24%)------ is the answer my friend...
and if you didn't make it, you can tell your friends that you began contributing this year.

On Apr.10.2007 at 08:08 PM
Tselentis’s comment is:

Sweet.

On Apr.10.2007 at 09:03 PM
Jose Nieto’s comment is:

I'm waiting to get mine from Amazon. From what I've seen already, it seems great -- makes me even more excited about being included.

Bryony, Armin, thanks so much for making it happen.

On Apr.10.2007 at 11:43 PM
Ricardo Cordoba’s comment is:

Oooh... I want one.

:-)

On Apr.11.2007 at 12:17 AM
elv’s comment is:

Oh I can see even a tiny crop of my picture on the back cover :) I can't wait!
I can't believe the amount of detail you put into it. Especially the different ways to display the names!

On Apr.11.2007 at 06:31 AM
Armin’s comment is:

> How can I find out if any of my Word It's made it into the book?

Andrew, if you didn't hear from us in the past year asking for permission then it means it's not in the book.

On Apr.11.2007 at 11:58 AM
Amanda Woodward’s comment is:

super excited about getting a copy of the book.

I can't wait to see all of the work (including my own, I admit it) annnnd, I can't wait to go visit the speak up exhibit @ the Cooper Hewitt next week (my first trip to NYC!)

Congrats on a job well done.

On Apr.12.2007 at 01:15 AM
Greg Scraper’s comment is:

I'll never forget getting the email requesting permission to use my word it (from the "oops" month), which contained a PDF with the word it inside placed in the permission form. For days I thought my word it hadn't been attached properly because all I saw was the "broken link" icon surrounded by a 5x5 black line, but then suddenly I realized that that's what I had submitted for the word "oops."

On Apr.12.2007 at 05:31 PM
Shahla’s comment is:

You had me in a BL (belly laugh) and LOL with that comment, Greg. Oops was the second time ever, I contributed. I began with "green."
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: ) so nice, Armin and Bryony -being part of your WordIt book : )

On Apr.12.2007 at 10:00 PM
ben...’s comment is:

Holy crap! It finally came out!
Complete congratulations and I can't wait to score a couple copies. Not to mention, tell everyone and their mom to purchase the masterful work of pure awesomeness!


On Apr.16.2007 at 07:45 PM
pnk’s comment is:

Got my copy yesterday... it's really a cool book. My kids and I looked through it together, and when my 7-year-old son saw his own picture in there, and my name next to it, his eyes widened and he said "We're famous!"

Nice work Bryony and Armin. The book captures the personality of this site very well - I feel honored to have played a small role.

On Apr.21.2007 at 10:23 AM
Matt Hunsberger’s comment is:

I'm happy that my first piece published in a book has the word "fuck" in it.

The book looks awesome. Great job, Speak Up!

On Apr.21.2007 at 10:35 PM
Jeff Gill’s comment is:

Armin & Bryony, you guys did a lovely job on this book. And the quality of the work inside is very high. I can especially commend pages 100, 101 & 110.

On Apr.30.2007 at 04:38 PM
ddsign’s comment is:

It`s nice

On Apr.30.2007 at 05:38 PM