Glyphsprache is a new picture-language for writing poetry. It was made with Bleeptrack for the games and play festivals Now Play This (London) and A MAZE (Berlin).

Glyphsprache is interactive and crowdsourced, using a website where anyone can submit a new word and anyone can write a poem. As a language, it’s oligoisolating, which means it’s made of of a very few uninflected words, and grammar-free, meaning you get to decide what the position of words means. That makes for strange and beautiful poetry!

Glyphsprache is not currently public, but is available for exhibitions and festivals: get in touch.

As a treat, here’s a Shakespeare sonnet translated into Glyphsprache, free for you to download and print.

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