I've had this idea for a while of doing a project based on combinations of words with a plus sign between them. One day I was writing something down and instead of using an ampersand I used +. It was something I'd been doing a lot.

Then I noticed how + can combine two words or break a word down.

Then I started making lists. Then I had a few thousand combinations in a spread sheet.

Now I have a design mock up. When my desk arrives I want to launch.

I don't know how original the idea is but I think it's an interesting way of exploring language and meaning. Some of the combinations are cute, funny, sad, reflective or ambitious. Some of them could have very different possible meanings depending on your perspective or how you want to take them.

This is my template at the moment.


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