Monday, April 13, 2009. That’s the day design Twitters everywhere heard and repeated the news. Speak Up was being closed. Since 2002, Speak Up had been THE online place for designers to discuss their passion in real-time. There have been other blogs, other commentary sites and podcasts, but Speak Up was the place for conversation. The articles were simply the starting point to get the talking started. Since then, parts of Speak Up have been spun-off onto their own sites like Brand New, Quipsologies and Word It. What’s next? Well, we spoke to Armin Vit, co-owner of Under Consideration about the rise and fall of Speak Up Monday afternoon to find out.

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