15 Smart Illustration of Homophones by Bruce Worden

Homophones are something people often get confused about. They are similar words but with different meanings, and there’s no doubt that wouldn’t be confusing. When we’re using those words in a sentence we need to focus on the content and not on the word per se. To have a better understanding of these words, artist Bruce Worden illustrates homophones in the best way possible. His project Homophones, Weakly makes sure to explain these words by illustrating what they actually mean.

” I kept seeing typos in professionally-published material where the mistake didn’t get noticed because it resulted in another existing word. Sometimes these would be words like Lose and Loose, which aren’t homophones but have similar spellings. But most of the time it would be words like Affect and Effect whose confusion arises because they are homophones. So I consider homophones to be the home base for what I do on the blog, and it branches out a bit from there. I started doing the drawings because I didn’t want to become an old man yelling about typos,” explained the artist when reached out by Earthwonders.

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His illustrations are very simple, going just in black and white, but the whole idea to help people understand homophones better it’s quite awesome and highly appreciated by many. Bruce shares his work on his social media, where so far counts 15k followers on his Facebook account.

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The artist shared a little bit about his working process as well where he said he keeps a list of homophones in a Google spreadsheet . ” For the first five or six years, I’d pick one set of words every week, do the drawing (digitally, on Illustrator), and post it up on Sunday morning. The deadline was good for keeping me on track, as well as for building an audience. I kept showing up, week after week, and eventually people started to notice, then look forward to it,”

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NYC Subway Station Gets Remodeled in Colorful Dog Mosaics

Art in public transportation can make stations more than just places to wait. Mainly, because subway stations can be very gloomy and boring. Thus, an artsy way to spice up these public transportations is always a good idea. It is almost like it gives an identity to that space. And when people pass by to go to work or run errands, instead of a blank wall, they would have the chance to look at something brighter and happier. And it might slightly make their day better.

Accordingly, two different artists gathered together to make this American subway a place to present dogs in mosaics. And honestly who wouldn’t love an art piece whose a dog is featured in it. Especially if they are dressed in human clothes.

William Wegman is the author of the murals he is well known for the beautiful portraits of his pet. So the portraits of this famous dog were turned into highly detailed mosaics by German artist Mayer of Munich. William stated that “I wanted to create portraits of individual characters, people who you might see next to you on the platform,”

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William adopted his dog Weimaraner in the 70s, oddly the dog became one of his main inspirations. Making him change his attention from painting to photography. But also got William into the most creative groove, thus he made most of his famous work portraits of Weimaraners wearing clothing. 

The message the artist wanted to convey was that he was eager to show portraits of everyday individuals. That you might see on the subway platform “For these, I dressed the dogs in more or less ordinary clothes, nothing too fashionable” so the portraits presented in the subway could be more relatable.

And as you may see the results are fantastic. It makes me go and visit the NYC subway just to take some pictures of this delightful piece of work. But what do you think?! Are you in the same mind as me? However, don’t forget to let us know in the comment down below. And check more about the artist in the connect tab.

In collaboration with artist William Wegman, they installed colorful mosaics in the newly renovated 23rd Street F/M subway station.

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Dogs dressed in ordinary clothes, nothing “too fashionable” so the portraits presented in the subway could be more relatable.

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Instead of a blank wall, they would have the chance to look at something brighter and happier. And it might slightly make their day better.

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See more of William’s vibrant mosaics below!

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