A surprising and vast collection of illustrations by different artists in one book, an endlessly amusing and provoking variation on the visual dictionary.
333 prestigious illustrators and graphic artists from more than 20 countries participate in this unique project. All of them were asked to choose a single word, which for any reason could be considered their favorite word, and from it to make a relevant illustration, in square format and using only two colors.
In the dictionary each word appears in the original language of the artist who proposed it (only the definitions are translated into Spanish) and are chained together in alphabetical order. Thus, for example, after astonishment comes Astronaute; Azar follows; And then Babine (which in French means muzzle); And then Baka (which in Japanese means crazy or crazy).
Each illustrator has also contributed the definition that he found most interesting, being able to choose among those contained in any of the dictionaries available to him.
The main interest of My first 80,000 words is, in our opinion, to take out of context a series of special words - special because they have been individualized - so that the reader: child, young person or adult, approaches To them differently or repair them for the first time. The reading of all the chosen words, which are some of the most interesting words of all the existent in the world, will surely give us an idea, whatever, what the world is like and how the illustrators see it.
Other artists include: Ever Meulen (Belgium), George Hardie (UK), Olivier Douzou (France), Taro Miura (Japan), Fabio Zimbres (Brazil), Renée French (USA), Matti Hagelberg Finland), Carlos Nine (Argentina), Manuel Monroy (Mexico), José Parrondo (Belgium), Chumy Chúmez (Spain), etc.