They're inspiring, informative, fun, and forthright.
They meet tight deadlines and write and rewrite, design and redesign
But they dare not, do not, will not whine (at least most of the time).
Some finish their posts early, some wait 'til the bitter end,
Which often causes me, their editor, to work on the weekend
But hey, I don't mind, and I am quite sincere,
Because it's been one helluva twisted, joyous, bedazzling year.
So let me sing my praises to those I respect and admire,
Sit back, relax, and warm your feet by the fire.
Jason Tselentis waxes poetic on type issues with joy and delight,
And Debbie Millman takes on brand design—both what's wrong and what's right
With that magical, wonderful, always standing-tall hair,
Stanley Hainsworth weaves tales of brand enlightenment with flair.
Bill Gardner exposes liars and cheats,
And won't let up 'til they admit defeat.
It's no secret, John Foster loves poster design.
He'll tell you about it with a gleam in his eye.
Sister Raye preaches the design gospel from her pulpit in Seattle,
But don't let her habit fool you: if you cross her, she'll go to battle!
Design Army's Pum and Jake, feature pairings of color to contrast and compare,
While fashion critic Jay Calderin shows us runway and ready to wear.
The Design Bitch, that's Terry,
Who despite her title is actually quite merry.
She offers business advice for those in a bind,
And can answer any query, if she's so inclined.
My one and only Brit, Tony Seddon, features design from afar,
While Indie's Steve Gordon shares tips for success whether in an office, at home, or a car
Let's not forget Yang and Kevin of People Design,
And Justin Ahrens, who kerns his life at Rule 29.
Both promote change—the heart of what matters,
I assure you it's much greater than the Whoville holiday beast platter.
I'm grateful you stayed with me all the way to the end,
It's obvious I'm not Seuss, can't even pretend.
Thank you to all who continually visit this site,
Merry wishes to all, and to all a good night.