numbers about words

Numbers About Words
Typography & Infographics

The Adventure
Explored how new words get qualified to make it into the English dictionary. After culling key facts from a handful of sources (cited below), the pieces of information were strung together in a big-scale poster, sectioned off by way of fold lines. It utilizes vivid color, large letters, and condensed numerals to convey a bit o' simplicity to a very technical, academic field of study.

The Particulars
4 × 5½ inches (closed)
21¾ × 16½ inches (opened)
Typeset in Rockwell

The Hand Skills
Digital Print


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References
• Alexa Web Information Company. Web. 12 December 2010. www.alexa.com/siteinfo/urbandictionary.com.
• Baron, Naomi S. Always On. New York: Oxfort University Press, 2008.
• Dent, Susie. Fanboys and Overdogs: The Language Report. New York: Oxfort University Press, 2005.
• Kirsten Malmkjær. The Linguistics Encyclopedia. 2nd ed. Routledge, 2002.
• Merriam-Webster. Web. 14 October 2010. http://www.merriam-webster.com/help/faq/words_in.htm?&t=1287075162.
• Nadeau, Jean-Benoît and and Julie Barlow. Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong: Why We Love France but Not the French. Illinois: Sourcebooks, Inc., 2003.
• Oxford Dictionary. Web. 21 October 2010. http://oxforddictionaries.com/page/426.
• Peralta, Eyder. "Oxford English Dictionary Gives 'Information' The Royal Treatment." National Public Radio. 08 December 2010. Web. 12 December 2010. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2010/12/08/131913131/oxford-english-dictionary-gives-information-the-royal-treatment.
• Soukhanov, Anne H., ed. American Heritage Dictionary Of The English Language, The. Third Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996.
• "Descriptivism vs. prescriptivism: War is over (if you want it)". Sentence First. 10 December 2010. Web 16 December 2010. http://stancarey.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/descriptivism-vs-prescriptivism-war-is-over-if-you-want-it.


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