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Guest Editorials

As part of our ongoing evolution a new feature will be Guest Editorials or Guest Posts or Guest Entries or Guest… well, you get the point. Point being that if you — as a non-Speak Up author — have an idea, you can submit it as a full-fledged, well-written editorial for consideration. As self-appointed Editor of Speak Up, I will be the one reviewing these, making suggestions as I see necessary and rejecting anything that is not postable (I will try to give some reasoning of course).

Just like many of you have already submitted ideas through our “Submit an Idea for Discussion” form, you can still do it from that form space and now you may check the “Please Consider for Guest Editorial” checkbox. Please, only check if you are submitting something that is nearly publishable — one paragraph “ideas” will not even be considered nor addressed.

Also, the amount of “Ideas for Discussion” we have keeps growing, I might contact some of you who have submitted and ask for expansion into a Guest Editorial, we have some great things on queue that should not stay in my inbox.

Hopefully this will open up the dialog and commentary even more.

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PUBLISHED ON Jul.12.2004 BY Armin
DesignMaven’s comment is:


I almost forgot my own name and Posted as DesignMaster.(big laughs)

I'm sure Felix and BIG STEVE will have something say about that !!!!!!

Seriously, Long Awaited and I commend you for doing so.

As a patron of approximately a year or so.

I think the criteria should be Dues be paid.

Either a certain amount of post or at least

Come Uppings in the Mosh Pit.

Meaning, having your ass KICKED by the Speak Up Authors. Which genuinely are the Initiation Rights to joining the Speak Up Community.

On Jul.12.2004 at 10:02 AM
Jeff Gill’s comment is:

DM, speaking of your own name...

I have been reading your posts with gusto for about a year now, all the time wondering about your true identity. Not being even remotely connected to Your Circle, there wasn't a hope of finding anything out.

Then came your Word It, and I got all excited. But googling only gave me a drummer & a military man. Any chance of us ever seeing some work of the Heir & Disciple? And may I touch your garments as well?

On Jul.12.2004 at 12:51 PM
Tan’s comment is:

Oooh. Quick, get it off! Armin, fix it!

Maven's identity must be protected at all costs. The mystique must endure!

(it's not me, btw...I'm just a loyal admirer)

On Jul.12.2004 at 12:57 PM
Darrel’s comment is:

DesignMaven is a part of all of us.

Look deep inside. You'll find him!

Monkey spaceship FOOSBALL!

(With all due respect to the *real* maven. ;o)

On Jul.12.2004 at 01:13 PM
Jerry’s comment is:

I'm sharpening my pencil, refilling my inkwells, replacing my typewriter ribbon, and oiling my powerbook's keyboard…

On Jul.12.2004 at 01:25 PM
DesignMaven’s comment is:


Many thanks. The word it is actually the result

of me trying to out-do my Best Cyber Friend(s) the Honorable Armin Vit (Design Phenomenologist)

and Felix Sockwell. The Reigning KING of The Visual Identity


I saw both Armin's and Felix and went Crazy !!!!

I think Felix and Rick Tharp are pretty much equal in the strength of their solution(s).

As far as Conceptualizing, I wonder if Mr. Tharp has GHOST DESIGNERS.

I'm amazed at the magnitude of his solutions.

They keep me young.

Whenever Armin, TAN and the other authors find time to have another Logo Smack-down. Everyone will have plenty to laugh at of my work.

TAN is correct, my TRUE

IDENTITY must be protected at all times.

Having said that, Just think of me as Frank Morgan in the Wizard of OZ. Hiding behind the curtains as the Great Wizard OZ.

That's the best way to sumise my True Identity.

On Jul.12.2004 at 02:02 PM
Shahla’s comment is:

To be 7th or 8th on this thread [ load quiker : ) ] -and because it's related to speak-up's guest

(what else can we call an undercover sharpshooter?)

editorial, this commentary to ' Why, Why, Y ? ' is posted here, in visual form.

On Jul.12.2004 at 08:38 PM
Jason’s comment is:

We are all design mavens...

On Jul.13.2004 at 12:02 AM