What are pictograms?

Graphic Design Term – Pictogram

April 13th, 20101:17 pm @ | 22,620 views


Pictograms are widely used today in such place as international airports, railway stations or any other situations where the written word may only be available to a small minority. They are aso used widely in situations where space prohibits the fuller text version such as in the case of the computer screen icons etc.

Although in some cases the representations are not totally indicative of the message intended. ie a man or woman indicating toilets, they do however indicate female and male toilets. Sometimes cultural differences present difficulties in the design of a universal solution.

Pictograms designed by Joseph Ku

Graphic Designer: Joseph Ku @ kudesign
1. Packaging boards  2. Light weight airmail products  3. Carbon copy paper