1. Along with emojis, pictograms enable self-evident and sentences – if redesigned in letter-size.

Gros, Jochen:  Pictomoji

Emoji-Sized-Pictograms _ Key to Visual Language Evolution


2. The thesis: just the pictograms for

I and You could trigger visual writing.

3. Experiment: Download a free font with 10 pictograms to create regular sentences along with emojis.

With 1000 emojis you can‘t write a regular sentence


On the Road to Visual Writing




Learning English with Pictomoj


Pictograns to use

Visual writing becomes a game with three balls: with pictograms & emojis & letters.

2005 Gros, J.: Entwicklung einer Icon-Sprache.

in: Piktogramme und Icons, Abdullah, R.,

Hübner, R. (Hrsg), Verlag Hermann Schmidt, Mainz.


Gros, J.: A Language of Icons,

In: Pictograms Icons & Signs

A Guide to Information Graphics.

Abdullah, R., Hübner, R. (eds.).

Thames & Hudson,

New York, London.

Japanese and Chinese Edition




The next but one milestone on road to visual writing  more



2011 Gros, J.:  Pictoperanto

Pictograms, Icons, Pictorial Fonts

Grammar and Vocabulary

ISBN 978-3-8423-7864-3

2006 Gros, J.: Icon-Typing

Pictograms and Icons in OpenType

ISBN 3-8334-3261-6

German / English


Digital Picture Fonts

Get the Rosetta Stone Rolling


On the Digital Road to Visual Writing



It‘s a different point of view: emojis representing words: more



If a visual writing evolves, so does

visual handwriting.

See:  Manu-Script.   

Gros, J.: The Digital Rise of Handwriting and Illustration iBook 2013


Pictomoji   Pictogram-Fonts   SocialMedia   Animagram    Animoji   Manu-Script   Links

1988-2021 A short history of letter-sized pictograms

Visual sentences translated with

emojis and  pictograms.

Visual sentences enabled by a free font with 10 pictograms.

Visual grammar and sentence building

Pictograms may change the game, because

only they are eable represent abstract terms

like I and You.

This font is suited to use in Word and Pages, in emails and social media.

Gros, J.:

Visual Writing at the State-of-the-Art   


A language with pictograms & and emojis by keyboard