Bas Broekhuizen

An icon for every noun in the world

2012-10-11 | Visualisatie

How can I have missed this? Edward Boatman is the new Otto Neurath. As a design student in college he had a thought: 'What if I had a sketch for every single object in the world?' After graduating he started working and was too busy to do something with his idea. However, due to the crisis he lost his job and suddenly found himself with a lot of time on his hands. With the help of his wife and an old friend he decided to make his dream come true. The Noun Project is an attempt to collectively build a database of universal icons and make them available to everyone. Read Edward’s story, view the video below, and take a look a all those beautiful icons, one for every noun in the world!

(Hat tip to Cool Infographics)