As a self-described concept geek, I’ve been wanting to contribute something to Illustrated Etymology for a long time. It’s a site curated by Adam R. Garcia which features a collection of visual correlatives to English word history. In other words, it’s the perfect opportunity for an illustrator like myself to draw upon the visual cues of the origin of words to devise clever or metaphorical illustrations simply for the joy of doing it.
For my first contribution I chose the word ciabatta, which is a type of bread named after its resemblance to ‘carpet slippers’. This one was almost too easy to conceptualize, but it was nonetheless really fun to do. Thanks to Adam for welcoming me to this great and growing collection.