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Visual Dictionary Looks At Words Through Photography

We've all heard that a picture is worth about a thousands worlds, but it was Ansel Adams who once said, "When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence." It's a charming thought that is fortuitous captured in Visual Dictionary's collection of images of words in the real world.

The site features a user-submitted catalog of signage, graffiti, advertising, tattoos - or any other word and image combos. The effort began in 2006 and now includes more than 5,000 images of more than 3,000 words. Users continue to submit images and the creators claim they are working on new innovative ways to display the images.

You can contribute your images of signs and words, or just browse through the collection in awe.

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katie10 katie10 8 years
That's really neat!
katie10 katie10 8 years
That's really neat!
partysugar partysugar 8 years
I love this how cool, it would be an awesome collage on a chic apartment loft's wall.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
how fun! lots to look at
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
how fun! lots to look at
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 8 years
That's so nifty!!
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 8 years
That's so nifty!!
c0rkie c0rkie 8 years
hmm interesting
c0rkie c0rkie 8 years
hmm interesting
blackdiamonds blackdiamonds 8 years
That's Cool :D
blackdiamonds blackdiamonds 8 years
That's Cool :D
girlboy girlboy 8 years
oh this is a nice idea
girlboy girlboy 8 years
oh this is a nice idea
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