Visual Vocabulary: Hirsute

Hirsute: Hairy. As in, "That hirsute man strutting down the beach rocking his Speedo, gold chain and baby oil has no shame."

Visual Vocabulary: hirsute, Julie Rado Design

This one's a doozy. First off, Mr. Hirsute is definitely the cousin of Mr. Spermaceti—same schnoz, same unctuous smile (did you have to look unctuous up? hehe) and the same dentist, it seems. I can't lie, I definitely took inspiration from this illustration I ran across a few years ago. Also, I am a little sad that I had to explain to Scott what "GTL" means and that I even saved space for that in my brain. I feel like if there's a silver lining to that, it's that I will now always remember the meaning of hirsute. 


Visual Vocabulary is a project I created for myself in which I attempt to sear new words into my memory by illustrating them. You can see all of them here, and read more about the process behind them here.