sign system


24H to 72H of preparation

Reference : SS-SIGN-HETRE-XX


Non treated natural ash

Gam of signs

Made in France

As our products are handmade, weights and dimensions may vary slightly.

Specifications and maintenance

  • 82 pieces
  • Size : average size of each piece 06/03/02 cm
  • Box in non traited ash dimensions : 23/33/8.1 cm
  • Weight : all pieces 1.40 kg - with the box : 2.50 kg

Limited edition, 50 Sign System per year

The Sign System is a game of signs, writing and language for all ages: no limits and no rules.

Sign System, a game created by smarin, is a set of elements composed of seven different shapes.
Two straight lines that are thick and slightly curved, one big and one small, a semi circle in the shape of a croissant, a circular plate, two curved pieces, and a dot.
These archetypal forms of a figurative and / or ornamental vocabulary, translated into small manipulable objects, allow a game without any limitations. It is about signs, writing, language, and non-verbal communication.

play with signs
All the letters of the alphabet can be produced from these seven forms. It is about learning or playing with hand writing (close to calligraphy) of all Latin languages. It can be played alone or together in a tactile dialogue.

play with the language
The Sign System has no rules.
It’s up to the imagination of the player (s) to make up the rules and protocols of the game.
Have fun composing, creating and discovering different words, all by handling the different shapes.
…Invent your own alphabet
Write/build sentences, research anagrams
Construct sentences, anagrammatic researches and even start a conversation.
Drawings : the elements no longer form letters, but motifs, patterns....

Sign System is a 3D typography composed of forms that have their own existence.

The elements of the Sign System are made out of untreated ash.
The elements of the game are easy to maintain and can be oiled for better protection. A soft sand down will revitalise each shape.