Discipline: Infographics, poster and editorial design
(In)Visible Words is based on an analysis of the English language contained in over 30 documents from everyday life (flyers, leaflets, packagings...) all of which I collected every day over one ordinary week. My aim was to look for the structural patterns and rhythms of Language-in-use.
First I identified the general types of words, then looked in particular at the different function words and finally I focussed on the most commonly used and «invisible» small words, such as the, of, and, to.
Book 1, Type of Words – Analysis
Book 1, Type of Words – Mapping
Book 2, Function Words – Analysis
Book 2, Function Words – Mapping
Book 3, Other Words – Mapping detail
Colour-coding and mapping word categories allow for a simple and striking graphic solution. The outcome is a series of posters displaying bright rhythmical patterns which celebrates the syntactic anatomy of the English language used in everyday life.