The Illustrated "A - Z of Unusual Words"

  Fanfaronade: Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; ostentatious display.

Irish graphic artists The Project Twins set to illustrate strange, unusual and lost words with their minimalist yet visually interesting graphics. They call this project “A-Z of Unusual Words.”

The artists, James and Michael Fitzgerald, work together on art, design and illustration projects both personal and commercial. Their work has been commissioned by various magazines and agencies in a number of countries on four continents.

See more illustrations from this series as well as other projects from the two Fitzgeralds at their website, and you can keep up with them on social media via Facebook and Twitter. Via Beautiful Decay. 

Images Credit: James and Michael Fitzgerald

 Gorgonize: To have a paralyzing or mesmerizing effect on: Stupefy or Petrify.

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

        Scripturient: Possessing a violent desire to write.

   Ktenology: The science of putting people to death.

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