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Word It for October

Go. Go?
Who, me?

Yes, you. And you. And you.
Stop knocking your knees and stand up straight. ^$%#%! Come on!

Now, I can see your readiness to be ready as you ready yourselves to the readiness of the day. The week. The month. The year. Are you ready?

The word for October is Ready.

With that said, please read the specifications for submittal, where we tell you what kind of file we need, the size requirements, naming conventions and how to provide us with your desired linkage.

Word-its will be updated on a weekly basis.

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PUBLISHED ON Sep.27.2006 BY bryony
elv’s comment is:

Ok I speak english like a dyslexic frog, but isn't there a contradiction between 5"x5" at 300dpi and 360x360 pixels ?
Are we supposed to send only a low res file in RGB to display in the gallery, and keep a high res CMYK ?

Sorry, it seems the more I read the specs the less I'm sure about what I should provide :/

On Sep.27.2006 at 01:21 PM
Kosal Sen’s comment is:

That's 360 x 360 POINTS, not pixels.

On Sep.27.2006 at 07:25 PM
pedro Vit’s comment is:


What you need to send is a 5"x5" at 300dpi CMYK file.
That's it

On Sep.27.2006 at 09:19 PM
Dave Werner’s comment is:

If I were a betting man, five bucks would say there will be a typographical treatment where the go is slanted, a motion blur is applied, and it's exiting to the right of the square. And ten, count 'em, ten bucks would say Tselentis puts a green stoplight behind Bush or gives him a go-go gadget helicopter hat.

On Sep.27.2006 at 10:05 PM
Michael Dooley’s comment is:

Is the word Go or Ready? Both are bold.

On Sep.27.2006 at 10:54 PM
Michael Dooley’s comment is:

I first assumed the word was Ready, but Dave indicates it's Go. I'm ready to go with either.

On Sep.28.2006 at 09:34 AM
agrayspace’s comment is:

I too am confused. Which word is it?

On Sep.28.2006 at 09:39 AM
shane GUYMON’s comment is:

I thought the word was READY...

now I'm confused!

On Sep.28.2006 at 10:02 AM
J Tyler’s comment is:

Please Speakup, Mr. Vit, Bryony, please abandon the incessant Word Its and Quipsologies and stick to discussion with substance. More of it. We can find links to interesting websites everywhere. By the time you post these links, most of your community has seen them already or will find them soon. The effort is distracting. Word Its do nothing at all. Please focus on what brings meaning to this forum.

On Sep.28.2006 at 11:53 AM
Bryony’s comment is:

Dispatch from Venice: Ready

On Sep.28.2006 at 12:56 PM
karen’s comment is:

the Word Its are what i most look forward to... i say rock on, Word It, rock on.

On Sep.28.2006 at 05:20 PM
Dave Werner’s comment is:

Oops, sorry for the confusion...I only read the front page and saw the bolded Go. My fault.

On Sep.28.2006 at 06:20 PM
Kerrie Laverly’s comment is:

> Word Its do nothing at all

I disagree. They are a small, harmlessly fun creative outlet for many people, not to mention the subject of an upcoming HOW book and an exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt museum in New York. So they must be doing something right. I will agree that not all are always winners, but overall it hardly detracts from the daily SpeakUp experience. Community doesn't need to be defined solely by the comments section.

On Sep.29.2006 at 12:09 AM
ed mckim’s comment is:

i'm ready.

word it forever, yo.

On Sep.29.2006 at 12:20 AM
ed mckim’s comment is:

^^ you're forgetting that the internet is SERIOUS BUSINESS

On Sep.29.2006 at 12:22 AM
Mark Notermann’s comment is:

J. Tyler,

Word it is about as close as it gets to a true designer's forum, in a designer's medium. I would go as far as to say it is the living avatar of the SpeakUp brand.

On Sep.29.2006 at 02:24 AM
Shane GUYMON’s comment is:

I love the whole concept behind the "WORD IT." It's a great design excercise to allow you to get your creative juices flowing. It's definetly a release from the day-to-day client relationship where the client slowly prys away every ounce of creativity you were trying use in the beginning of the "said" project.

On Sep.29.2006 at 10:05 AM
Doug B’s comment is:

It's definetly a release from the day-to-day client relationship where the client slowly prys away every ounce of creativity you were trying use in the beginning of the "said" project.

Sounds like you are working for the wrong clients....

On Sep.29.2006 at 01:52 PM
Dan’s comment is:

'Word It' could be great... if some people didn't submit such crap. Don't get me wrong there are some really clever submissions but far too many make me CRINGE.

On Sep.29.2006 at 09:10 PM
Kosal Sen’s comment is:

Since go is out of the picture, if I were a betting man, five bucks would say there will be a typographical treatment where an centered lowercase e is colored red on a plain white background.

On Oct.01.2006 at 03:17 AM
Lorenzo’s comment is:

Word It's are good. It reminds me of some of the assignments we would get in design and sculpture class.

If anything I do feel that sometimes the choice of word makes the Word It project either elementary or not interesting.

On Oct.01.2006 at 03:27 PM
Armin’s comment is:

Just an official word from Mr. Vit:

Word Its will not be abandoned. Yes, they are incessant and we like it that way. As with anything else in this world, one can choose not to pay attention.

5"x5" or 360x360 pixels/points are physical dimensions that are exactly alike. It is the resolution, 300 dpi that makes one bigger over the other.

Quipsologies will not be abandoned. They are weekly incessant, on Mondays. Again, one can choose to not read them. The in-the-hundreds click through on the links we provide suggests that many of our readers are seeing the links here for the first time. We don't claim to own first-use on many of them, we just feel responsible to bring them to people's attention.

The request of getting back to "discussions with substance" is duly noted.

On Oct.02.2006 at 08:25 AM
Michael Dooley’s comment is:

Although it didn't occur to me to use a solitary e, one of my early ideas for ready was a red Y, meant to be seen as a read Y as well as an implied anagram. Also meant to make Dan cringe.

On Oct.03.2006 at 04:27 AM
Kevin M. Scarbrough’s comment is:

The Committee of Requests for More Rubber Chicken Jokes has duly noted Mr. Vit has callously ignored their Request for More Rubber Chicken Jokes.

Good sir, I shall see you in court.

On Oct.04.2006 at 09:05 AM
Greg Scraper’s comment is:

Is this a record number of responses for a word it announcement?

If not, is it now? (You know, with my post?)

Also, is incessant the word Tyler was really looking for? Maybe he meant insipid. Incessant tends to be unyielding. Insipid is more like unyieldingly bad.

Not to say I think Word Its are insipid. I like them. It's a chance to just do something and not worry about who's going to like it. Though I do notice some come up randomly more often than others... so there must be a critic somewhere.

Alright. Enough insipidness. I'm ready.

On Oct.04.2006 at 11:27 AM
Mark Seggie’s comment is:

Is there an over-supply of barbiturates this month?

On Oct.05.2006 at 09:12 AM
look’s comment is:

I thought that was ok.

but I couldn't bear with

Who? Me?

On Oct.06.2006 at 12:23 PM
Bryony’s comment is:

Is this a record number of responses for a word it announcement?

Indeed, my dear.

On Oct.06.2006 at 02:56 PM
Joe Moran’s comment is:

Ready, set, go!


On Oct.07.2006 at 11:23 PM
bryony’s comment is:

It would be greatly appreciated if everyone would read the specs for the files, as this week I had to ask 16 different people to resend their artwork due to compliance issues.

Also, do not send your Word It until you are satisfied with it. It is very hard for me to know which one of the seven different iterations you sent over the last 3 hours is really the one that you wish to see published.

I thank you for your understanding, as huge files come into my inbox every few minutes these days and more than half turn out to be trashed by your petitions.

On Oct.10.2006 at 01:52 PM
elv’s comment is:

Mhh I guess I've been into webdesign and abandonned print for too long, if I mistake points for pixels :) Sorry about the confusion!

On Oct.16.2006 at 12:22 PM