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The End

For the last 76 months — that would be 6 years and 3 months — we have been uploading what has amassed to more than 5,400 Word Its by more than 1,800 individuals. It has been both an arduous and enjoyable task. On behalf of everyone that has participated we humbly and proudly bring Word It to a close, thanking everyone that made it possible.

We hope you keep finding outlets, online and offline, for your creativity. Our archives will remain active for as long as the UnderConsideration network stays afloat.

All the best,
Bryony Gomez-Palacio + Armin Vit

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Word It for January

After more than six years, more than 4,500 submissions, and more than 5,000 tags through 75 different words, the time to bring Word It to an end has come. This is not a decision that comes lightly for us, and we realize that we are removing an outlet of creativity for all the participants over the years, but we hope that the encouragement that Word It brought in staying creatively alert is something you can all continue on your own.

We feel we have all jointly taken Word It as far as it can go and we have a hard time picturing its next evolution, so as we planned our efforts for 2010 a few months ago, we felt that our limited resources — as Word It requires daily and thorough maintenance — would be put to best use in other UnderConsideration ventures.

Your time, creativity and support over the years has fueled Word It and we profusely thank you for it.

The End is the word for January.

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November 24, 2009

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Word It for December

January is the month of resolutions. December is the month in which we ponder upon these future resolutions. A month in which we look at ourselves and the areas in our lives and persons that we need to improve upon. Goals that will help us draft our resolutions as we seek to improve for us or for those we love (who often urge us to improve).

Improve is the Word It for December.

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October 27, 2009

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Word It for November

November is a funny month. The colder weather usually means we are happy and content staying at work, quietly working away while drinking a hot triple-something-or-other. It is also a month in which many clients slow down as the end of the year nears and new budgets are worked out to match the dreams of employees with grand plans that most likely need to be scaled down. A slower pace, a brisker weather and a desire to stay warm result in longer hours at work—not a bad end to the year.

Work is the Word It for November.

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September 25, 2009

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Word It for OCtober

Command + period!
Command + period!
Command + period!
Command + period!
Command + period!
Command + period!
Command + period!
Command + period!
Command + period!
Command + period!
please…

Cancel is the Word It for October.

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August 25, 2009

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Word It for September

Schools regain their students, New York is repopulated by non-tourists who fled the heat, businesses re-buckle after the summer, breezes slowly replace the oppressive weather, and the Word It masters take to their creations with renewed energy.

For September is the month of coming back.

Back is the Word It for September.

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July 24, 2009

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Word It for August

Beauty is a very attractive quality, and so is the disgusting. We are often attracted to both in ways that lead to hairy situations, some that we can leave unscratched and others not so much. But what is hairy? That which is a hairy situation to you, might not be so much for me, and that which I consider to be hairy, you might consider to be beautiful. So we leave it up to you know to help us define that which is hairy.

Hairy is the Word It for August.

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July 01, 2009

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Word It for July

It seems that with every passing day, every passing month and year we fly more and more. We fly in airplanes—something Debbie Millman (and new AIGA president) get to do way to often—that take us to meetings and vacations, to family and new adventures. We fly at our desks, mouse a-clicking and key commands chasing each other. We fly in our heads when we want to get away or when we wish to find. We fly to each other when we need the one. All in all, I see that we are constantly in flight—be it in the thousands of miles, or in a single thought.

Fly is the Word It for July.

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May 25, 2009

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Word It for June

At some point or another we have all experienced some sort of drought. Be it an extensive hot summer without rain, a long hike with little water, a long year with minimal work, or time passed without the love we hope to find. In each case we can quickly identify the source of the problem, yet finding the solution often falls out of our hands. Beyond our immediate control, requiring more that ourselves, needing various pieces to come together in just a way that will make the drought go away, as easier times settle into place.

Where there is drought, there should be hope. Where there is hope, change is bound to find its way.

Drought is the Word It for June.

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April 27, 2009

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Word It for May

We are here, yet we are not. We are living in a sort of limbo where everything we own is in transition, and everything that we have been is in a metamorphic stage. We are here, and with every passing day we are more here than there.

Here is the Word It for May.

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March 27, 2009

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Word It for April

Go with it.
Run with it.
Grab it by the ****s and make it yours.

For in these rocky times, least we lose our minds, going with the flow seems to be the better option.

Go with it.
Run with it.
Own it.

Flow is the Word It for April.

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March 01, 2009

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Word It for March

Life will hand you lemons, and what you do with those is up to you. Lemonade? Perhaps. Mold? A possibility. A gift? Also an option.

Whatever the outcome there is a period of transition, a before and after of sorts — sometimes it is huge and others so miniscule you miss it altogether. So how to go about transitions? My only word of advice here would be to acknowledge them and let them take you for a ride. The less we mess with them the easier the ride will be. Don’t fight them, embrace them and make them you own. Surely the sum of your transitions, and the quality of each ride, is equal to the length of your smile.

Transition is the Word It for March.

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February 01, 2009

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Word It for February

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Short is the Word It for February.

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January 01, 2009

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Word It for January

Late. Obviously.

Late is the Word It for January.

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December 01, 2008

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Word It for December

A place is just a place, or so you might think. Be it a city, a mountain, a coffee shop, your favorite store or the trendiest entertainment spot, a place is just a place until you decide to upgrade it into a destination. So go ahead, and think twice before you head out the door on your next outing and think about where you are going. Place? Destination?

Destination is the Word It for December.

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November 01, 2008

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Word It for November

Gone is the warmth
Of the sun
Gone is the sweetness
Of sleeping in
Gone is the pleasure
Of outdoor dining
Gone is the voice
Of one we love
Gone is the order
Of a childless home
Gone is the space
Of the new bookcase
Gone is the silence
Of an empty home
Gone is the green
From the backyard tree
Gone is the touch
Of a beloved pet
Gone is the light
Of an ended day
Gone is the ballot
Of hopeful change
Gone is the dream
Of things past

Gone is the Word It for November.

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October 01, 2008

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Word It for October

Vote.

Vote is the Word It for October.

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September 01, 2008

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Word It for September

In order to celebrate the labor of the people, a day has been assigned in which labor is to be avoided. A day in which the labor no longer revolves around the water cooler, but around the grill, where instead of meetings we have gatherings, a day where instead of commuting we travel. Funny way to celebrate labor.

Labor is the Word It for September.

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August 01, 2008

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Word It for August

We have all experienced such behavior, we might of even partaken in it—even if we don’t care to admit it. You know the kind, the one you dread will sit behind you during your next flight.

Obnoxious behavior is hard to tolerate. As a parent, you can understand it when coming from a child even if you can’t stand it. As a college student you can relate to certain teenagers, even if you have risen above their actions. We all talk about it under our breath when we see it happening, as we not so secretly wish we could make it go away.

Obnoxious is the Word It for August.

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July 01, 2008

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Word It for July

In public, or within your family, with quick, hot, regret and extreme pain that time and a bit of joy can help heal. Down the middle or in your home, as a prank or simply for pleasure, which ever which way, your name might fall flat, unless your inspiration goes beyond the expectations.

You can’t hide it in a box, nor toss it in the garbage. This might be an oops you can’t wiggle your way out of, so beware of what you do with it and use your star studded doom wisely, and don’t let a cut of any kind mess with your xanadu. Be ready, deal with the power, wonder at the mix of circumstances that led to a yell, and don’t let it get wet.

Keep it clean to avoid the slime.

Just don’t let it become a giant nightmare.

Cut is the Word It for July.

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June 01, 2008

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Word It for June

Neither here nor there, yet no less in the count. A matter of placement, and nothing more. In some cases to its determent, and in others inconsequential —simply a matter of perspective and experience. For the middle is a lovely spot for some, while others wish to avoid it at whatever cost.

Middle is the Word It for June.

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May 01, 2008

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Word It for May

I see you. I see you not. I see you. I see you not. I see…

Transparency is the Word It for May.

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April 01, 2008

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Word It for April

I dislike harmony. I don’t care for its ability to impact my work, my playtime, my marriage, my conversations, my activities, my walks, my everything. Harmony is not gracious, leaving in a second, yet taking her sweet time in finding her perfect spot in which to snuggle—circling the area like a dog seeks his nap.

With harmony snuggled tightly around me I am able to complete what in her absence seems impossible, times when harmony has surely left the building—gone on vacation far, far away from me. I need harmony. I depend on harmony in the same way I need my morning coffee and my ever present to-do list. I hate harmony. I love harmony.

Oh harmony. Will I ever learn to accept you for who you are?

Harmony is the Word It for April.

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March 01, 2008

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Word It for March

Led by faith and passion and inspired by pain and insatisfaction (among many others), all it takes is a single individual brave enough to tackle the odds. One that will be joined by others, be it a handful or by thousands, all it takes is the one. For a revolution is often started in a heated conversation, where one mind sets its course and a heart chooses to follow, a moment that will likely repeat itself with various characters as circumstances change and evolve, usually for the worse. Word by word, action by action, individual by individual.

Revolution is the Word It for March.

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February 01, 2008

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Word It for February

We like to hide things here. We might do it on purpose, we might not notice that we are doing so—with a smile, a smirk, a guilty look or total indifference. It is here that we find the hole in the sock, the ugly t-shirt, the dust bunnies, the rumpled skin, the bed hair, the unread magazines, the shameful books, the guilty pleasures, the new chocolates, the to-do lists, the messes we make, the untold stories, the magic kingdoms, the secret lairs, the cozy spots, the forgotten teddy bears, our favorite books, journals, sketch books, cherished pens, off-tune voices, lovers, loved ones…

That which is hidden is to be found under the covers, under the clothes, under the cardboard box, under the largest book, under the bookshelf, under the rug, under the appearances, under the pretense, under the sofa, under the sheet, under the stars, under your gaze. And under so much more.

Under is the Word It for February.

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January 01, 2008

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Word It for January

It wasn’t so long ago that I found myself sitting on the terrace, muddy knees and tangled hair wondering about the future — panting wet dog under my tiny sneakers. I used to have long conversations with my brothers about what life would be like once we changed millenniums, what the world would be like, how our lives would change with technology and what exactly we would be doing. Our crazy thinking was usually 20 years out.

We had a baby in the house — my fourth brother. We had dogs and cats, there was horseback riding and sunsets with tea. There was no phone or television (in the country house my parents built a few years after they married), but we had LPs and billiards.

Not much has changed, yet everything has. Now we have a baby in the house‐our daughter. There are dogs and cats, there is horseback riding and sunsets with tea. There is a phone, a TV, DVD, VCR, CD player, personal computers, a tower computer, wireless internet and billiards.

Life is as crazy as I dreamed it would be back then, yet crazier than I ever thought it would be. And I love every moment of it.

The more crazy life has in store for me, the more crazy in love I am with life.

Crazy is the Word It for January.

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December 01, 2007

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Word It for December

I hereby promise to honor thee
change you as time progresses
modifying your status accordingly
with or without notice

I hereby promise to cherish thee
holding you dear in mind and heart
keeping you on my hard drive
and also on DVD

I hereby promise to pass you on
To a younger generation
That will mold you accordingly
For updates are constantly required

Dear tradition
I hereby promise you
My lifelong companionship

Tradition is the Word It for December.

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November 01, 2007

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Word It for November

Many of us have been there. We mentioned it, we debated about it, we found ourselves over it. But really, did we?

For that which is based on the past, the befores that constantly inform what shall be. That which is next can never happen without the yesterdays and todays. And so it is today, that I seek to know — in the same way thousands of designers did a couple of weeks ago — what is next?

Next is the Word It for November.

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October 01, 2007

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Word It for October

I find myself decompressing and catching up at the office after a four-day weekend in Toronto visiting family. A gathering of sorts spanning three generations and three countries led to a chaotic, loud, bumpy and funny group of hours day after day.

It was our youngest nephew who managed to make us laugh as he discovers the world and seeks you to share in the findings. Smiling broadly, index finger stiff in excitement and a glimmer in his eye leading to an adorable: Look It!

And you smile (laugh) and slightly acknowledge the situation…Yet that is not enough. Look It! Loooook It! Look Iiiiit! will surely follow until you stop your own moment in life to share the experience with him. Once this happens, he will happily walk away in search of the next thing.

As I type I realize I have a strong desire to Look at the world anew. With the eyes of wonder and the excitement that ensues when a discovery is made. In the meantime, I can only say Look It! A bunch of new Word Its are about to be published.

Look is the Word It for October.

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September 01, 2007

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Word It for September

There is a very small space in New York, where if you are patient enough, and have between two to four hours to spare, you can enjoy. After waiting in line for your turn, you are directed to a table where you can enjoy a delicious hot chocolate or the latest coffee in vogue.

After such predetermined steps, I find it conflicts with the very nature of its name. For there is nothing serendipitous about standing in line for hours in order to drink a cup of joe at Serendipity.

Serendipity is the Word It for September.

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