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Visual Vocabulary: Pince-Nez

Pince-Nez: spectacles clipped to the nose by a spring. As in, The Dowager Countess was very disappointed in Spratt for bringing her lorgnette when she was clearly in need of her pince-nez. The woman was known for her discerning choices in eyewear.

Visual Vocabulary, pince-nez, Julie Rado Design

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I'm beginning to see I have archetype characters. Saturnine old lady with the lorgnette or the pince-nez. Creepy hirsute cousin of spermaceti guy. And so many with big noses. Can't stay away from a big schnozz. It should probably be my tagline. 


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.

Visual Vocabulary: Saccade

Saccade: a rapid, jerky movement of the eyes between positions of rest. As in, “Did you notice the saccade that Marvin developed after his eighteenth cup of coffee today? Someone needs to tell that dude to lay off the caffeine and keep him away from the clients!”

Visual Vocabulary: saccade, Julie Rado Design

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Bzzzt. Bzzzt. That’s what a saccade sounds like. Come to think of it, this is probably what we look like when there’s a fruit fly relentlessly hovering around our computer screens and we’re trying to find the perfect moment to lay the smack down. Call it the fruit fly saccade. Or if you want to remain un-fancy, ping pong eyeballs.


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.