How to Spell with… Pistons.

If you’ve met the Spelling Animals before you will not be surprised to find me occasionally spelling words with slightly inappropriate objects: cats, chickens, octopi and so on. But this may be my most unusual spelling commission to date. Done for my brother as a gift to give to the people from Carbodeon Ltd Oy, a Finnish company specializing in nanomaterials, specifically very, very tiny diamonds.

I shan’t go on about the thermal conductivity and functional groups of these things: I spent a day at Birmingham NEC at a trade fair for Advanced Materials and can talk quite convincingly on the subject now, and I was never less than nerdy to start with. But I don’t need to because the properties of these nanodiamonds are already summed up by the wonderful tagline: “Hard as Hell, But Cooler” (my brother’s words, not mine).

Suffice it to say that the picture needed to combine some finely engineered mechanical things, and electronics. Hence: spelling with pistons.

Hard as Hell, but Cooler: spelling for Carbodeon
Hard as Hell, but Cooler: spelling for Carbodeon
Hard as Hell sketch
Hard as Hell sketch
A little close-up: pistons and stuff
A little close-up: pistons and stuff
A little close-up: electronics bits
A little close-up: electronics bits

 

7 Comments

  1. Wow. You really pulled out the stops on that one! 😀
    Very cool and creative… and manly. LOL

    1. Thanks Mgon 🙂 …it was a tricky one to get started on but I got into it after a bit.

  2. So clever! I’ll bet the people at Carbodeon Ltd Oy were bowled over.

    1. Thanks Mrs Daffodil 🙂

  3. Janne Bjorklund

    Thank You so much Nancy! We got these yesterday and have to say you’ve done Amazing job!!
    Have a Merry Christmas and keep up doing amazing art!

    1. Thank you Janne! 🙂
      Have a Merry Christmas yourself! x

  4. […] of the Spelling Animals (and things) have been quite lengthy recently. Not only was there the Carbodeon pistons picture, I also recently did this one. Now framed and displayed. Pleased to hear it was met with […]

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