collettivo culturale tuttomondo parole d’amore intraducibili
Portoghese: “passare le dita sui capelli della persona amata” – Portugese: “to run your fingers througha a lover’s hair” – do Kimbundu (uma língua da Angola), significa “tomar a cabeça de alguém e torcê-la”, mas depois tomou o significado de coçar a cabeça de alguém com delicadeza.
illustrazione di Emma Block dal sito di Vashi
Il Kimbundu, o North Mbundu, una delle due lingue bantu chiamate Mbundu, è la seconda lingua bantu più parlata in Angola. Si concentra nel nord-ovest del paese, in particolare nella provincia di Luanda, nella provincia di Bengo, nella provincia del Malanje e nella provincia di Cuanza Norte. È parlato dall’Ambundu.
Kimbundu, or North Mbundu, one of two Bantu languages called Mbundu, is the second-most-widely spoken Bantu language in Angola. It is concentrated in the north-west of the country, notably in the Luanda Province, Bengo Province, Malanje Province and the Cuanza Norte Province. It is spoken by the Ambundu.
Emma Block is a London based illustrator whose work can be found in children’s books, packaging, magazines, greetings cards and books for adults. She also offers live illustration services (live portraits and window painting) and teaches watercolours and lettering. She graduated with First Class Honours in BA Illustration at Middlesex University. Her latest book, The Adventures of Miss Petitfour, is out now. She likes charity shops, tea and very sharp pencils.
Emma’s work is inspired by the people she meets in her everyday life, old photos, vintage clothes, old films, travel, 1950s illustration, 1930s jazz and sausage dogs.
She has worked for clients including Stylist Magazine, Reuters, Random House Canada, Bloomsbury, Harper Collins, TeNeues, Hardie Grant, UNIQLO, Orla Kiely, Anthropologie, Hand in Hand Soap, Mollie Makes, Time Out, Trader Joes, Hallmark and American Greetings.
She has also live illustrated at events and private parties for Oasis, Jigsaw, Reiss, Westfield, SisterMAG, Alpro and The Hoxton Hotel