Words Without Words: A Visual Dictionary

More

How to remember the meanings of "ingress" and "herpetologist"? Spend time with Veronika Heckova's illustrations.

wordswithoutwords6EDIT.jpg
I love, love, love words and language, especially whenever lingo-love and beautiful design meet. So I'm all over Words Without Words by Slovakian-born, Stanford-educated, Los-Angeles-based designer Veronika Heckova—a lovely visual dictionary of words with abstract, complex, or underused meanings.

wordswithoutwords1.png
wordswithoutwords2.png
wordswithoutwords3.png
wordswithoutwords4.png
wordswithoutwords7.png
wordswithoutwords8.png
The project is part Radiolab homage to words, part Johnny Carrera's visual dictionary of curiosities, and altogether wonderful.


This post also appears on Brain Pickings.
Images: Courtesy of Brain Pickings

Jump to comments
Presented by

Maria Popova is the editor of Brain Pickings. She writes for Wired UK and GOOD, and is an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Sad Desk Lunch: Is This How You Want to Die?

How to avoid working through lunch, and diseases related to social isolation.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Where Time Comes From

The clocks that coordinate your cellphone, GPS, and more

Video

Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Save your eyes. Take breaks.

Video

What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world

Writers

Up
Down

More in Entertainment

Just In