a must for designers, illustrators Apr 19, 2007
I will admit that I may be a bit biased, having a few of my own creations included in the book, but this book makes an excellent addition to any artist/designer's collection. Manifesting itself from the "Word It" gallery of Armin Vit and Bryony Gomez-Palacio's famous online design community, Speak Up, The Word It Book brings together a collection of images submitted throughout the years.
On the site, Word It describes itself as "your opportunity to express in any manner you wish and with as many (or little) other graphic elements as you need, what best describes each monthly word." The print collection within the pages of this book present the images in a different manner, but just as beautifully (quite likely even more so). It's also chock full of extras not to be seen on the website, such as a forward by Ellen Lupton, dialogue between husband/wife duo Armin Vit and Byrony Gomez-Palacio, dashes of humor at the beginning of each word's section, and a "DIY" Word It.