gbookIt is safe to assume that we’ve all searched for images on Google before. Unless the image is particularly vague, chances are that results of the image search along with its thumbnails should appear on the first page of your search results. Sometimes the results might not be the most accurate and could yield some pretty hilarious (or distasteful) discoveries. Looking to transform those search results into a physical copy, UK artists Felix Heyes and Ben West took a pair of PHP scripts to download the first image from every word in your typical 21,000 word English dictionary.

The result is a 1,240 page visual dictionary which they have aptly titled “Google”. According to West, the visual dictionary can be defined as “an unfiltered, uncritical record of the state of human culture in 2012,” and claims that about half the images that they have found involve “revolting medical photos, porn, racism or bad cartoons.” Looks like a pretty good coffee table book if anything. More info on the book can be found at the artists’ pages.

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