6 Popular Emoji Sets
Nowadays we have a big amount of emojis used on the iPhone, over 1,800 to be exact. Emojis aren’t a new subject seeing as in 1999 a Japanese man named Shigetaka Kurita had created symbolic characters in which he wanted to invent a visual keyboard inspired by Manga. Today the group of emoji sets include pop culture and traditional emojis from Google and Microsoft. In the following you’ll see a variation of today’s designs.
These were created by an American designer named Willem Van Lancker, he studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and worked for Google as a designer before coming up with these emojis that were created for iPhone Japan before going worldwide. He created these in 30 minutes while working as an intern at Apple.
These were created by Jen Lewis, a writer and illustrator for BuzzFeed, she designed the first 240 emojis that helped launch de Kimoji app from celebrity Kim Kardashian. With these designs she did much more than the typical Apple emoji. She has even created an emoji based on an image that went viral of Kim crying. These even include nude images of Kim, as well as some in authentic outfits.
iOS 10 Emojis
In this update 72 new emojis were added to the collection, some were surfers, people jogging, a variety of workers. As well as people wearing turbans and pregnant women. These were designed by Apple’s in house team, with Jonathan Ive as the team spearhead
These released 56 new emojis in 2017 in which women and men were wearing headscarves. Some were also vampires and a flying saucer. They have proven that emojis can be progressive by being so diverse with this update. The only complaint that was noticeable was the fact that there still haven’t included redheads to the mix. Paul D Hunt is a senior typeface designer and font developer at Adobe, he created the orange heart emoji that was still missing in the group of colored hearts.
Twitter’s emojis were created by The Iconfactory design studio, which are also known as Twittojis, they were created with the idea that Twitter wanted a simple version of the typical emojis we all seem to know. In two and a half months they created 800 individual emojis.
The famous scientist Albert Einstein has his own emojis, the idea came from Anthony Iliakostas (which owns licensing to the Einstein brand). They were designed by Moji which is a studio focused on emoji designing.
The Emojis of Julia Heffernan
Heffernan is a artist and illustrator who focuses on emoji keyboard creating. She’s created 70 emojis for Sephora and also Tampax. She also made a dress based on emojis of what a ladies night would consist of, this dress was part of the Art Basel Miami Beach art week.
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