The Art of Darkness

Amusing Ideogram T-shirt

August 1st, 2007 by Cobwebs

Ideogram T-shirtGraphic designer Brian Wu has created this striking shirt which sports the Chinese chemistry “slang” for diethylene glycol. (Somehow “chemistry” and “slang” don’t automatically link themselves in my mind. But anyway.)

It’s attractive and it plays into the whole “does your tattoo artist know the difference between the characters for ‘courage’ and ‘eggplant'” thing. (The link has a bonus blog about mistranslated Chinese characters.)

Link (via BoingBoing)

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2 Responses

  1. Brian Wu Says:

    Thanks for posting about and complimenting my T-shirt. Unfortunately, the guy who got me onto BoingBoing got a detail wrong. The Chinese is *jargon* for diethylene glycol, not slang. So now your cognitive dissonance is solved.

  2. Wahoo Says:

    Thank you for sharing!

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