Illustrations of Strange and Unusual Words

Biblioclasm

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

Biblioclasm Illustrations of Strange and Unusual Words by the project twins

James and Michael Fitzgerald are an Irish-based graphic art duo better known as The Project Twins. Together they work in a range of disciplines including art, design and illustration on both personal and commercial projects.

In a personal project entitled A-Z of Unusual Words, The Project Twins use bold graphics and visual wit to interpret and represent a collection of strange and unusual words.

Exhibited during Design Week Dublin in 2011, the project explores the synthesis between form and content and words and images. The series features one word for each letter of the alphabet. Prints are available at their online storefront and you can see the series in its entirety on their official website.

Cacodemonomania

The pathological belief that one is inhabited by an evil spirit

Cacodemonomania Illustrations of Strange and Unusual Words by the project twins

Fanfaronade

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

Fanfaronade Illustrations of Strange and Unusual Words by the project twins

Gorgonize

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

Gorgonize Illustrations of Strange and Unusual Words by the project twins

Hamartia

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

Hamartia Illustrations of Strange and Unusual Words by the project twins

Jettatura

The casting of an evil eye

Jettatura Illustrations of Strange and Unusual Words by the project twins

Noegenesis

Production of knowledge

Noegenesis Illustrations of Strange and Unusual Words by the project twins

Pogonotrophy

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

Pogonotrophy Illustrations of Strange and Unusual Words by the project twins

Tarantism

A disorder characterised by an uncontrollable urge to dance

Tarantism Illustrations of Strange and Unusual Words by the project twins

Ultracrepidarian

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

ultracrepidarian Illustrations of Strange and Unusual Words by the project twins

Yonderly

Mentally or emotionally distant; absent-minded

Yonderly Illustrations of Strange and Unusual Words by the project twins

Zugzwang

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

zugzwang Illustrations of Strange and Unusual Words by the project twins

via: Twisted Sifter

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