The Stories Behind Words Told in Beautiful Paper Animations


We’re dedicated word-nerds here at Flavorpill, so it’s no surprise that we’re head over heels in love with Mysteries of Vernacular , a great project from Myriapod Productions that tells the etymological stories behind common words through gorgeous, smoothly narrated papercraft animations. Currently, there are only videos for four words, but eventually the project will cover all 26 letters of the alphabet, and needless to say, we can’t wait. See a few of our favorites from the current offerings after the jump, and if you want to hurry the process along, you might consider making a donation.

“H” is for “Hearse”

“P” is for “Pants”

“A” is for “Assassin”

[via Open Culture]