Global wordless understanding.

Lingua Digitalis 2012

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The global break­through of pictograms: With the global distribution of count­less apps, we are now experiencing the break­through of picto­grams as the most important symbolic language of our culture. The additional dimension of inter­activity means that the way this language is perceived changes with the observer becoming an active user. Following on from the two long-standing best­sellers Lingua Grafica and Lingua Universalis, MUTABOR now illustrates the develop­ment of logos in the digital environ­ment with Lingua Digitalis.

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Dictionary for a connected world

With the help of more than a thousand examples, the book explains how designers can gain access to complex or abstract tasks in logo development.

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Interactive Workshop

As an accompani­ment to the book, the free “Lingua Digitalis” app was released offering a number of play­ful functions, as well as work­shops with inter­active lessons and hundreds of royalty-free picto­grams. Here, users can learn the icon design trade from the basics up to the advanced tricks of the profession.

→ Download via iTunes

Lingua Icon Designer

Visitors to the website have the option to create their personal picto­gram from over 600 individual elements, to store it or to share it on popular social networks.


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Speak Lingua

To promote the unique compen­dium of the book, app and website, MUTABOR developed posters featuring typical country-specific clichés in the form of play­fully assembled icons. This is global word­less under­standing.

→ Limited Poster Edition

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The result

Each book in the series was not only a best­seller, but also one of the most award-winning projects in the entire Mutabor catalogue.

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Collaborating Partners

  • Stephan Maximilian Huber/Digital Mind, Swipe GmbH, Die Gestalten Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Florian Bison Photography