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The Black book of words is

a unique book that shows cultures throughout an inspiring world
collection of illustrations and swear expressions.

Many languages

Many cultures

This book aims to be a record of expressions from around the world.
As such we are gathering almost all countries and languages from the five continents.
Choose your favourite!

Extensive list

Worldwide

The book lists a selection of renowned and upcoming illustrators and artists from around the world. Creating a database of compelling artworks and illustrations. Each artist with a particular style and cultural background.

To inspire a smile

Feelings translated

Words are linked to feelings, and feelings are experienced by everyone. What varies are the translations we do of feelings into words.
So be inspired by how we all use words in different ways.

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artwork by Martyn F. Overweel

 Find out what people care about
on the deepest levels

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It’s not about

It’s not about Hate, it’s not about discrimination or simply unrighteous. It’s not an attempt to attack cultures. It’s not meant to hurt anyone’s sensibility.

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It’s about

An attempt to make cultures more transparent. Unveiling hidden aspects, showing the other side of  language. Establishing patterns and similarities between countries.

Its about finding meanings to expressions that already lost it.

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It’s about getting surprised

It’s about exploring other cultural traits that people use everyday, and that people neglect. And getting surprised by the findings from this exploration.

Artist

Hiroyasu Tsuri / TWOONE

A copy of the book when it’s done?
I’d like to get some, I think this will be great book!

Designer

JESSICA Salor

We got the freedom to dream and express ourselves without boundaries. I have enjoyed it all the way. And I am proud to collaborate in this project together with so many great artists

Illustrator

DANIEL Du Plessis

I’m very proud to be associated with such a fine and noble endeavor!

Art Direction

JOHN Stubs

Super cool project. I am very keen to know how The Blackbook of words will look like once its finished…
Sure its gonna be a banger!  and please keep my copy

Our testimonials

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These are excerpts from collaborators and other people, that help to get to know what we are up too.

News and updates

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Keep up with what is happening in the process… get to see the nitty gritty stuff…

Deadlines are extended for some countries
List of artists
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VOORHELMSTRAAT 25-102
2012 ZM
HAARLEM

Netherlands

Inquiries 0031 (0)6 144 244 02

Email info@theblackbookofwords.com

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