Quenching your child’s thirst for knowledge is an important mission for parents. It can be as simple as nightly reading or as impressive as Mick Watson’s new spin on vocabulary flashcards.
The London-based graphic designer set out to expand his young daughter’s vocabulary by combining difficult words and simple visuals. The posters include one word, a short definition and an eye-catching, colorful image. The minimalistic style is very charming and would seem to grab any child’s attention long enough to learn something new. To be quite honest, this project can teach us adults a new word or two as well. Let’s test your knowledge, (no cheating by looking at the posters below). Can you define Despuerpollicate? How about funambulist or kalopsia?
For this ongoing project, The Graphic Dictionary of Interesting Words, Watson pulled words from everywhere–dictionaries, online articles, books, real-life conversations and Twitter. The words are a great deal more complicated than any word of the day activities I saw as a child. Happily, the bright images somehow make them less intimidating.
This original word of the day project grew, from a fun activity for his daughter, to something Watson wanted to share with others. You can purchase the prints online or see more on Instagram.
[Via My Modern Met]