These days, emojis are as essential to online interactions as an alphabet. So once Star Wars finally entered that world with its own app, it became essential to get in on the craze. Enter Truck Torrence, an artist hired to make the cutest versions you’ve ever seen of a galaxy far far away.
The workplace messaging platform Slack has prided itself on sassy design—a cute logo that animate into a bursts of colors as it loads, a screen that reshuffles like a deck of cards when you change teams. Fine. But now, Slack is outdoing itself, and emojifying the crap out of its chat interface. »
There’s no question emojis have become wildly popular. But on Instagram, the familiar happy faces, hearts and kissing lips are more than just a cute shorthand. They’re on their way to becoming the dominant, universal form of communication. »
New York's cover story this week proclaims, "Smile, You're Speaking Emoji." But are you? Do you understand the difference between the tongue-out emoji and the winking tongue-out emoji? Today's children communicate almost exclusively in these little smileys, and soon the weak emoji-illiterates in our society will be… »
What's made out of of solid oak, a foot in diameter and weighs about 14 pounds? One of Nick Offerman's handcrafted wooden emojis is what. Never has there been a more lasting way to tell someone that you're sticking your tongue out at them. »
Look at the text message conversation between any two people in the 12 to late 20s age range and there's a pretty decent chance you'll get a deluge of brightly colored cartoon icons that, just a few years ago, would have seemed entirely nonsensical. Now they can tell entire tales. Yes, Emojis have taken over, and… »
Jay-Z and Kanye West's N*ggas in Paris is an epically hard, head bumping anthem that's ruled rap for the better part of the year. Aziz Ansari and Matthew Shawver just one upped it by translating it into a hilarious rendition filled with emojis from their iPhones. This is the best thing to happen to music all year. »