E pluribus unum 3/3: SCARTO*AVANZO
Left: scarto, Italian word for scraps/leftover/waste. Also means “eliminate”, “discard”.
Right: avanzo, Italian word for scraps/leftover/waste. Also means “keep” as “advance”.

E pluribus unum 3/3: SCARTO*AVANZO

Left: scarto, Italian word for scraps/leftover/waste. Also means “eliminate”, “discard”.

Right: avanzo, Italian word for scraps/leftover/waste. Also means “keep” as “advance”.

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E pluribus unum 2/3: SOPPORTARE*SOSTENERE
Left: sopportare, Italian word for holding [something]. Also means “enduring”, “suffering”.
Right: sostenere, Italian word for holding [something]. Also means “supporting” as “standing up” [for someone].

E pluribus unum 2/3: SOPPORTARE*SOSTENERE

Left: sopportare, Italian word for holding [something]. Also means “enduring”, “suffering”.

Right: sostenere, Italian word for holding [something]. Also means “supporting” as “standing up” [for someone].

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E pluribus unum 1/3: DIVISA*UNIFORME
Left: divisa, Italian word for military outfit. Also means “divided”, “separated”.
Right: uniforme, Italian word for military outfit. Also means “uniform” as “unrelieved”.

E pluribus unum 1/3: DIVISA*UNIFORME

Left: divisa, Italian word for military outfit. Also means “divided”, “separated”.

Right: uniforme, Italian word for military outfit. Also means “uniform” as “unrelieved”.

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Introducing project #2: “E pluribus unum”

Time to take a break from our Kinski-addicition: this is a brief experiment in visualization of opposite words through the same illustration.

Usually, one word could have multiple meanings and, therefore, multiple visuals. Here we looked for the opposite: one visual representing a polarity between opposite words. 

WARNING: this project has deep roots in Italian etimology. We’ll do our best to make it understandable to English users too; otherwise, just relax and enjoy the beautiful pastel graphics by sweetnevermind ;-)

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