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Stop Being Sheep, Volumes 2 & 3

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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Vol. 2

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Vol. 3

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PUBLISHED ON Sep.23.2005 BY Bryony & Armin
Justin Goodlett’s comment is:

Hellsyeah! I cannot wait to get my hands on these two little ones! Great job and keep it up Armin!

On Sep.23.2005 at 11:06 AM
Daniel Green’s comment is:

How does the song go?

"...gonna buy five copies for my mother!"

On Sep.23.2005 at 11:13 AM
JonSel’s comment is:


Oh, I mean, can't wait to get mine!

I love the Letraset frenzy on vo.l 3. Groovy!

On Sep.23.2005 at 11:29 AM
Alan’s comment is:

I've got mine right here... They's beautiful.

Now I just need to come up with something witty to say in the next year so I can be included in vol. 4.

On Sep.23.2005 at 12:00 PM
Neil’s comment is:

They look absolutely stunning. Can't wait to get mine!

On Sep.23.2005 at 12:15 PM
Grant Hutchinson’s comment is:

Yikes! I thought the use of Image Club's Fajita died out in the late nineties... Let me apologize up front to all the designers who were forced to design a menu or identity for a Mexican restaurant (or similarly Latin American influenced commercial venture) using this typeface. I am truly sorry for ever bringing that font to market. Really, I am.

On Sep.23.2005 at 01:09 PM
Bryony’s comment is:

I am not sorry at all Grant, otherwise you would not have such a beautiful piece on your desk right now that exemplifies the best of the crop.

On Sep.23.2005 at 01:52 PM
Tan’s comment is:

Chopstick font.

Armin, you fucker — you had to do it, didn't you?

Other than that one, they are beautiful. Good job.

On Sep.23.2005 at 02:11 PM
Paeky Illustrator’s comment is:

Pesky wants to know if he's disqualified from getting a copy because his postal address is under water? Again.

On Sep.23.2005 at 07:43 PM
gregor’s comment is:

The preview snaps look lovely -- can't wait to flip through it!

On Sep.23.2005 at 11:50 PM
Hrant’s comment is:

Classy effort. Thanks.


On Sep.26.2005 at 12:30 AM
DesignMaven’s comment is:

Hey Fam:

Among other things I've got some catching up to do busy weekend.

I received mine Friday; just opened it now.

Beautiful, a Labor of love.

Many thanks for including me among such Heavy Weights and Giants in our Profession.

If I have my way they would be included in AIGA 50 Books.

More importantly, these Gems are Marvels of Typographic Virtuosity.

I haven't seen Sinaloa used in years.

Extremely Appropo. Of course you GUYS are aware the Face was Designed by the World's Greatest Female Designer, Rose Marie Tissi.

You Got to Get Up Eary in the Morning to Pull one over on OLE Mav...


P.S. What's Weinberger GOT UP HIS SLEEVE??? Should be interesting to SAY THE LEAST!!!!

On Sep.26.2005 at 01:45 AM
Hrant’s comment is:

BTW, if anybody would like to sell (or barter - I have some possibly interesting things) a copy of SBSh #1, please let me know.



On Sep.27.2005 at 12:14 PM
ben...’s comment is:

Rabidly anticipating the arrival of SBS2+3. Excitement is in the air, and I'm eating as much of it as possible.

On Sep.28.2005 at 12:46 PM
ben...’s comment is:

I must say the penmenship on the address part of the envelope containing my two new sheepies is excellent. If I could write like that I would be a rich man! Anyways, thanks for two more awesome books to add to my collection, and yes, I'm reading them. You guys are awesome!

On Oct.01.2005 at 09:35 PM
Armin’s comment is:

It's come to our attention that some Sheepies (Vol. 3) are deffective, with bad printing (white type on gray background is unreadable and white pages have gray streaks) on pages 4-5 and 8-9, if you have purchased a Sheepie with this problem, please let us know and we will replace your misprinted Sheepie.

On Oct.03.2005 at 10:57 AM
Darrel’s comment is:

Were those quoted receiving these or should we purchase them ourselves? I'm OK either way...I just didn't need multiple copies...

On Oct.05.2005 at 01:56 PM
Bryony’s comment is:

Darrel, you should be receiven yours any day (or should of by now). Send me an email with your current address and I will double check that I sent it there.

On Oct.05.2005 at 02:18 PM
Megan’s comment is:

I just got mine... thank you so much! These are really neat. I am enjoying reading them. I might get a couple more copies to give to friends!

On Oct.17.2005 at 12:36 AM
Gratis Flirten’s comment is:

Beautiful stuff. Good job.

On Feb.03.2006 at 06:28 PM
Samuel H’s comment is:

I got mine late last week and have only just had a chance to sit down and have a gander at the lovely stuff inside.

I decided to go against the grain and judge to books on their covers and presume there is nothing but useful interesting content inside, and so far I am right. £7 for both is a bargain when compared to the pricless reading inside.

Any chance of reprinting year 1?


On Jul.24.2006 at 04:38 AM
Armin’s comment is:

Samuel, glad to hear you are enjoying them! No plans on reprinting volume 1, sorry.

On Jul.24.2006 at 12:04 PM