Kingston University student tests our brains!
By adam_leone | Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 11:09
Alice Keegan has always been fascinated by words – but she decided to focus on one of the shortest for her final university project.
Alice Keegan, Kingston University,
The graphic design student at London's Kingston University has created a website full of brainteasers – all based around the humble word 'and'. Each image on the site depicts an 'and' made out of two objects commonly paired together – for example, sticks and stones or day and night. Some of the pictures are based on the word 'and' spelt out, whereas others use symbols such as the ampersand.
"The fun lies in trying to work out what phrase is being linked to in each image," Alice, a self-confessed "and-oholic", explained. "The first one I created was salt and pepper, made out of salt crystals and peppercorns, which is quite easy to decipher – but others I've deliberately made much more challenging."
They include pairing up small pieces of seaside rock with slices of Swiss roll to make rock and roll and adding slices of Emmental to the word 'and' written on a blackboard to create chalk and cheese.
Alice warned that uncovering the meanings in her pictures – which can be seen on her website etandund.com - could prove addictive. "People will guess some of the phrases straightaway, others take a bit of time," she said.