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Words Without Words: A Visual Dictionary

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If we could re-learn our SAT words, this is how we would do it.

We love, love, love words and language, especially whenever lingo-love and beautiful design meet. So we’re 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.

The project is part Radiolab homage to words, part Johnny Carrera’s visual dictionary of curiosities, and altogether wonderful.

Thanks, Yuriy.

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