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Welcome to archetypical

A visual encyclopedia that seeks to capture the essence of a topic, not just its objective facts

Standard encyclopedias tell us factual tidbits about the people, places, and things that we encounter every day, but often fail to capture their real “feel”

That’s why this project will try to catalog all the elements – sights, smells, sounds, tastes, and feels – of a given subject, even if they aren’t strictly objective, tangible, or easily defined.

In addition to that, we’ll also point out the ways that one can experience each topic, whether it’s through the pages of a book, the scenes of a movie, or even in real life.

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People

These are the archetypes, historical characters, and unique individuals that truly embody a certain category

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Places

Towns, cities, and regions that have a special feel to them where you can find a real unique sense of place

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Things

Everything from sports teams to movie trilogies to architecture- these things have a feel all their own

Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved in our visual encyclopedia project. Consider donating to help us quit our day jobs, or contact us if you are interested in authoring or even sponsoring a page.

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