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A-Z of Unusual Words

Bold graphics and visual wit are used to interpret and represent a collection of strange, unusual and lost words. These images explore the meaning behind the words, which are sometimes even more strange or unusual. This project explores the synthesis between form and content, and words and images with the aim of producing work that is both visually interesting and informative.

This series of work has been exhibited during Design Week Dublin 2011 and has been featured and reviewed on various blogs and magazines including Brainpickings, The Huffington Post and Design Taxi.

Awarded a Merit in the 3X3 Proshow and featured in 3X3 Illustration Annual 2012.

Prints are available in our online shop.

50cm X 70cm Original Giclee Print on Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Rag, 310 gsm, bright white

Edition Size – 10 (signed and numbered)

 

Acersecomic
A person whose hair has never been cut.

 

Biblioclasm
The practice of destroying, often ceremoniously, books or other written material and media.

 

Cacodemonomania
The pathological belief that one is inhabited by an evil spirit.

 

Dactylion
An anatomical landmark located at the tip of the middle finger.

 

Enantiodromia
The conversion of something into its opposite.

 

Fanfaronade
Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; ostentatious display.

 

Gorgonize
To have a paralysing or mesmerising effect on: Stupefy or Petrify.

 

Hamartia
The character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall.

 

Infandous
Unspeakable or too odious to be expressed or mentioned.

 

Jettatura
The casting of an evil eye.

 

Ktenology
The science of putting people to death.

 

Leptosome
A person with a slender, thin, or frail body.

 

Montivagant
Wandering over hills and mountains.

 

Noegenesis
Production of knowledge.

 

Ostentiferous
Bringing omens or unnatural or supernatural manifestations.

 

Pogonotrophy
The act of cultivating, or growing and grooming, a mustache, beard, sideburns or other facial hair.

 

Quockerwodger
A rare nineteenth-century word for a wooden toy which briefly became a political insult.

 

Recumbentibus
A knockout punch, either verbal or physical.

 

Scripturient
Possessing a violent desire to write.

 

Tarantism
A disorder characterised by an uncontrollable urge to dance.

 

Ultracrepidarian
A person who gives opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge.

 

Vernalagnia
A romantic mood brought on by Spring.

 

Welter
A confused mass; a jumble; turmoil or confusion.

 

Xenization
The act of traveling as a stranger.

 

Yonderly
Mentally or emotionally distant; absent-minded.

 

Zugzwang
A position in which any decision or move will result in problems.

 

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