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Story of Emoji By Gavin Lucas

Story of Emoji by Gavin Lucas

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Summary

This is the first book to explain the genesis and cultural significance of emoji, the world's cutest and most popular form of shorthand.

Story of Emoji Summary

Story of Emoji by Gavin Lucas

If you have a Twitter account or regularly send text messages, it's highly likely that you've used or received emoji. These characters include symbols and pictograms that represent a host of everyday objects and activities plus, crucially, a selection of faces that denote a range of emotions from happy to sad, angry, confused, surprised or tired. The word 'emoji' literally translates from Japanese as 'picture' (e) and 'character' (moji). The Story of Emoji traces emoji from their origin as a symbol typeface created specifically for a Japanese mobile phone provider in the late 1990s to an international communication phenomenon. As well as a history of emoji and an interview with their creator, Shigetaka Kurita, the book includes an exploration of non-text typefaces, from the decorative fleurons of the early days of the printing press to the innumerable digital typefaces available today, to the use of emoticons, ASCII art, and kaomoji in typed messages. It also looks at an array of artworks, fashion lines, special character sets, advertisements, and projects that convey emoji's widespread impact on contemporary culture.Finally, the book concludes with a section for which a group of illustrators, artists, and graphic designers have created original emoji characters they wish existed, including bacon, a vinyl record, and even a 'stabbed-in-the-back' emoji.

Story of Emoji Reviews

"According to linguists, emoji may be the fastest-growing form of language in history--but their roots date back 40,000 years. This deep dive explores everything from 1963's 'original smiley, ' by American commercial illustrator Harvey Ball, to emoji's role in literature (an emoji translation of Moby-Dick) and tech (emoji- rather than digit-based banking passwords)." --The Wall Street Journal -According to linguists, emoji may be the fastest-growing form of language in history--but their roots date back 40,000 years. This deep dive explores everything from 1963's 'original smiley, ' by American commercial illustrator Harvey Ball, to emoji's role in literature (an emoji translation of Moby-Dick) and tech (emoji- rather than digit-based banking passwords).- --The Wall Street Journal

About Gavin Lucas

Gavin Lucas is a journalist, author, and blogger whose work has been published in multiple languages around the world. Formerly a senior writer at Creative Review, he has written books on guerrilla advertising, button badges, and BMX bikes. He lives in London.

Additional information

GOR010010154
9783791381503
3791381504
Story of Emoji by Gavin Lucas
Used - Like New
Hardback
Prestel
2016-02-25
192
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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