If it's not enough that emoji icons are on your phone, on your Skype, on your Facebook (and even have their own social network starting), they've now invaded the real world. In a series of fun images called Emoji Daydream, New York-based artistAble Parrisinsertsthese all-pervasiveideograms into photos he's taken, making everyday a little more, well, emotive.
So we get a cyclist riding atop the clouds or a giant emoji man chasing airplanes. Some are subtle, like an eyeball on a shadow or insects buzzing around a flower, while others verge towards the surreal—like a monkey driving a jeep.
Parris says he uses the app Phonto to add the emojis to his photos and VSCO for color, contrast, etc. You can check out a few of them below, but follow him on Instagram for regular updates. If only he could also get IRL likes, right?