the dead words

here’s a little somethin’ somethin’ i found just today, thanks to The Curious Brain – THE DEAD LETTERS. this incredible project combines two of the great loves of my life – words and graphic design. find out more about the project here.

all lettering by the incredible Karen To!


Zoophyte (zoh-uh-fahyt), n. 1621-1983; plant-like animal such as coral.


Yex (yesk) n. 700-1828; a hiccup or the hiccups.


Oporopolist (oh-pawr-po-.list )n. 1671 -1725; A fruit-seller.


Pamphagous (pam-fuh-gu),adj 1702-1702.  eating everything; all consuming.


Impigrity (im-PIG-rit-ee), n. 1623-1721; quickness, speed.

Gaudiloquent (goh-DIL-uh-kwuhnt), adj. 1656-1727; speaking joyfully or on joyful matters

Habroneme (hab’ro-nem), adj. 1886-1886; Shaving the appearance of fine threads


One thought on “the dead words

  1. these are so beautiful 🙂 I love it when language is preserved and when the boundaries of typeface are stretched and pulled. therefore, the post is awesome 🙂

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