Tuesday, December 12, 2006

the shapetionary

Thought you illustrators out there might be interested in this neat-o project, via instant coffee.

Call For Submissions - Help Create The Shapetionary!

What is the Shapetionary? Its a visual index of objects.

It started from looking at the dictionary and wondering why some words are illustrated and others aren’t, then thinking it would be interesting to illustrate the whole dictionary, or all the object nouns...then organize them by shape.

So I extracted all, or most (aprox 9500), of the object nouns, now I am setting out to get them illustrated by as many different people as possible. I am interested in our subjective/collective understandings of objects. So far over 400 people are participating, I estimate that between 1200-1500 drawers are needs.

If you are interested in illustrating some words, email velvetbicycle@hotmail.com and I will send you a list of 6-8 words, along with complete instructions.

All contributors will be acknowledged in the final project.

Margaret Flood

[As an aside - I am interested in finding out about more Toronto-based illustrators...if anyone is an illustrator or has a fave, pretty please email the TCA or post a link in the comments. Thanks!]


Blogger happy d said...

hi TCA!

i'm a toronto based illustrator! my work can be seen at:




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