I got an e-mail out of the blue from Matthew DeBlock, which seemed… strange.
My name is Matthew DeBlock, I am a Canadian currently living in China. I came across some of your writings in my usual searching and “nerdyness”.
I have developed a conscript ( constructed script ) called Dscript that I have been developing for nearly a decade. It “matured” to a reasonable level recently.
Dscript is a 2D writing system that turns alphabetical words into glyphs and symbols, they look quite “ancient/alien” that are legible in both letters and sequence.
If you or anyone you know may be interested in applying Dscript I will gladly help out in whatever way I can, free of charge of course. Dscript itself is creative commons, free to copy, edit, sell by anyone. I am always happy to see it used.
Kinda weird, huh? But yet… intriguing. So I poked around a little bit, and it’s actually pretty neat. Neat in the way Esperanto is neat, mind you (e.g. I don’t have the time to learn either), but still cool.
Check out these examples from the generator:
…and Matthew points out the generator produces very simplistic examples, and they’re still way cool. For a more complex example, check out this glyph he made for “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”.
Dscript is also under a Creative Commons license, so that’s pretty rad too. You can check out Dscript at http://dscript.org/, with a PDF introducing the concept and a generator that makes (simple) Dscript