If design and graphics are "visual languages", chinese also. Here you are an example:
Not because I speak chinese I can tell you that this means: Forest + Flame = Fire
But, with a little of iamgination, you can see it yourselves:
This character is mu (wood) means tree and, its shape could have a remembrance to one of them.
This is lin (forest), and it's just to "mus" together. Logical.
Huo means flame, and looks like one (OK, you need some perspective)
And if we add a flame to the forest we got... Fen, which means "burn" or "fire".