The Photographic Dictionary defines words using photographs to accompany words. They are not your everyday A is for Apple type of dictionary photographs. The meaning of the word is photographically described through literal, figurative or personal interpretations. The photographs manage to give some emotion to the definitions. Definitions of everyday words like "lonely" or "home" are so beautifully enhanced by a descriptive photograph. I'm inspired to start my own personal version.
Entries in Visual Enhancers (74)
Wanderlust is a fun infographic map from GOOD Magazine. It maps the most famous journeys of all time. Factual and fictional adventures are mashed up together onto one map. Each trip has information and images along the route. Journeys range from Amelia Earhart's round the world trip to the route from Around the World in 80 Days.
Typographic Links was a book created by Dan Collier to experiment with typography. Words in the book are sewn together with strings, creating analogue hyperlinks across the pages. The red strings create a 3D web of information connections. It reminds me a bit of Kevin Kelly's Ted Talk: Predicting the next 5000 Days of the Web.
I generally browse the web on high speed. Sprint's Now Network Widget made me stop in my browsing tracks and pause in one place for a few minutes. The widget displays all sorts of semi-useless, but incredibly interesting information about what is happening around the world and the web right now. Displayed info includes tons of eggs being produced, the top word being used online, number of calls being made to 911, and much more. I'm still watching the numbers tick...
Everymoment Now is an info-graphic comparing mentions of American presidential nominees Obama and McCain in the news. It provides an interesting glanceable history of the election talk over the past few months. Drilling down to either nominee shows a more detailed view of the references. Check back in on Everymoment Now after the election to see their next project. (Found through the always fabulous Swissmiss).