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The Word It Book: Speak Up Presents a Gallery of Interpreted Words Paperback – April 9, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HOW Books (April 9, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581809255
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581809251
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,902,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bryony Gomez-Palacio is co-founder, with Arimin, of Speak Up, as well as the design firm Nice. Currently she divides her time between working for clients and teaching at the School of Visual arts.

Graphic designer and writer Armin Vit works at Pentagram--one of the most respected design firms in the world. He's a frequent speaker at top design conferences and the founder of the popular online design forum Speak Up.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bakari Chavanu VINE VOICE on September 8, 2009
Format: Paperback
I have summitted a few pieces to Word It in the past. I'm not a designer, but I admire the art and work designers produce. So I dab into graphic design as a hobby from time to time.

The Word It Book like others have said is both whimiscal, sometimes edgy, and above all an outlet for free creative expression. The beauty of the project is that it's not about competition or selling something, but it's more about expressing yourself, and sometimes making a statement. It's like visual poetry without lines and stanzaz of words. It's great to see the site still going going on. I just submitted a piece yesterday after picking up the book on my library shelf. I'm spending this week getting re-acquainted with its content, and maybe I'll try to submitting more pieces in the coming months.

If you appreciate graphic design and visual fun, this book is well worth the purchase.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Wheat on September 28, 2008
Format: Paperback
The cool thing about this book is that the entries came from different readers of the site. You get a totally different angle from each entry and it is interesting to see where different minds took different words.
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Yes. There are no pearl crushers here. All are pearl fishers. The Word It Book is an absolute epitome of freedom of graphic expression. No clients, no logos. Indeed i have enjoyed the freedom of "tight brief" from Armin and Bryoni.
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This is a book which not only jerks your creativity when you are stuck but also a book that you can put on your coffee table, carry when you are traveling or when you want to spend a quite relaxed evening with a hot cup of coffee.
You can start from any page and stop anywhere to resume whenever you feel unlike normal books that needs to be started from page1 and suddenly stopping midway sometimes feels uncomfortable.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. Pierson on July 30, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book is a great addition to your coffee table collection. Fun, artful, witty, thought provoking. Graphic designers have put images to the meanings of specific words.
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