Original Set of 176 Emojis Designed by Shigetaka Kurita (10 pics)




In 2016, the Museum of Modern Art reconstructed the original 176 emojis set for its permanent collection : tiny drawings of faces, objects and places, each illustrated on a 12×12 pixel grid. Designed at the time by the young artist Shigetaka Kurita, at the age of 25 years. Following the creation of the emojis, he launched in 1998 a keyboard extension, in collaboration with the New York developer W & CO, available for download on the App Store and Google Play that will allow users to send these emojis, making them available on smartphones in the western world for the very first time. He is currently part of people who have changed the way we communicate.

Original Set of 176 Emojis Designed by Shigetaka Kurita

Original Set of 176 Emojis Designed by Shigetaka Kurita

Original Set of 176 Emojis Designed by Shigetaka Kurita

Original Set of 176 Emojis Designed by Shigetaka Kurita

Original Set of 176 Emojis Designed by Shigetaka Kurita

Original Set of 176 Emojis Designed by Shigetaka Kurita

Original Set of 176 Emojis Designed by Shigetaka Kurita

Original Set of 176 Emojis Designed by Shigetaka Kurita

Original Set of 176 Emojis Designed by Shigetaka Kurita

Original Set of 176 Emojis Designed by Shigetaka Kurita




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