words from ground zero

words_from_ground_zero

Words by Clyde Lewis

conspicuous consumption

conspicuous_consumption

Words by Arthur

forty-two

forty-two

Word by Simple Pimple Inc

lolo moco

lolo_moco

Words by Seetu Kohli

bleeding love

bleeding_love

Words by Subtle Gain Paul

cough drop

cough_drop

Words by Liz O’Donnell

phantom radio

phantom_radio

Words by Raul Dentino

k-dawg

k-dawg

Words by Trout

anotheronebitesthedust

anotheronebitesthedust

Word by Addi

angel

angel

Word by Bear

giggle

giggle

Word by Sofia

caress

caress

Word by Sam

noob

noob

Word by Vivian

love

love

Word by Robin

ETAOIN SHRDLU

etaoin_shrdlu

Words by Chris Brahm

zdrone

zdrone

Word by Carlos

unfortunate

unfortunate

Word by Ida

sleepless slumber

sleepless_slumber

Words by Itaegs

drebbage

drebbage

Word by Daniel Leon

About The Blog

Rare Words is the collaborative drawing blog by Mark Burrier where readers submit words that become the creative starting point for drawings. Look behind-the-scenes at the process.

Mark Burrier is an illustrator, cartoonist, and designer whose work has received awards from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Print, American Illustration, 3×3 Magazine, HOW Magazine, and STEP Inside Design.

The Book

Rare Words Volume 1 is a 100 page, full color, limited edition, hardcover book collecting 100 favorites from the first year. Purchase online.