The Visual Language and Information Design Project: “Words and images have for many centuries belonged to separate professions. In the university, words have resided in the langugage departments and images in the art department. The visual language approach we use in this project shows how that wide gulf is at last being bridged. Our mission is to make a compelling case for considering visual language — the tight integration of words and visual elements — a truly new language with the distinct syntax and semantics we expect of a language.”