12/12/2006

Call For Submissions - Help Create The Shapetionary!


What is the Shapetionary? It is a visual index of objects.

It started from looking at the dictionary and wondering why some words are illustrated and others aren’t, then thinking it would be interesting to illustrate the whole dictionary, or all the object nouns...then organize them by shape.

So Margaret Flood extracted all, or most (aprox 9500), of the object nouns, and is now setting out to get them illustrated by as many different people as possible.

She is interested in our subjective and collective understandings of objects. So far over 400 people are participating, and she estimates that between 1200-1500 drawers are needed.

If you are interested in illustrating some words, email Margaret Flood at velvetbicycle@hotmail.com and she will send you a list of 6-8 words, along with complete instructions. All contributors will be acknowledged in the final project.

I'm doin' it and if you like to doodle or draw, so should you!

Anyways, a big shout out to Instant Coffee for turning me on to this project!

5 comments:

Hedy De Vine said...

i am totally into drawing pictures for this so-called shapetionary! i hope that woman emails me back.

also, i hope you don't mind but i added you to my short list of links. you are now officially my blog buddy!

poopee shmoopee said...

do it, girl! yay for new friends!

Wendy said...

I remember you were having trouble commenting to some blogs. How did you fix that problem? There are blogs in Beta I cannot comment to.

Like yours now, so I am having to use Google and it doesn't link my blog or show my avatar...

poopee shmoopee said...

yeah, the blogger folks are still sorting some shit out in that department, but soon, i think all will bow to the beta. then it will be alpha. sigh.

Dave said...

I couldn't post here yesterday fcr some reason... but I'll leave the artistic stuff like that to you artistic types... *S* Me, I can't draw a circle.. *chuckle*