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Features

A Brief History of the Smiley Face, Rave Culture's Most Ubiquitous Symbol

The smiley in electronic music isn't merely cute—it's a symbol of defiance.
Michaelangelo Matos
12.20.16
Art

A Teen Proposed a Hijab Emoji Because She Just Wanted One that Looked Like Her

Unicode has been moving to make emojis more diverse and inclusive.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.13.16
Social Media

All the Feels: A Scientific Ranking of Emoji Sentiment

Researchers have created the Emoji Sentiment Ranking, a qualitative list of 751 emojis ranking how positive, negative, or neutral each image is.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.8.15
Design

It's 365 Days of Emojis in This Draw-It-Yourself Calendar

Measure your yearly feels with Raquel Catalan's draw-in emoticon calendar.
Becky Chung
4.6.15
Art

Cindy Sherman Is an Icon...Literally

Now you can replace your emojis with the many faces of the master conceptual artist.
Emerson Rosenthal
3.9.15
Design

Emoji Video App Will Replaces Pixels WIth Smiley Faces

The new camera-filtering app from Brian Chasalow transforms images and videos into animated emoji collages.
The Creators Project
9.25.14
Design

Here's A Guide To The Best New Emoji Technology

With "Game of Thrones" emoji on the horizon, we take a look at six of the best new developments in these post-modern hieroglyphics.
Beckett Mufson
7.29.14
Design

An Emoji-Only Social Network Wants To Fix The Internet...With Smiley Faces

Emoji.li claims it will fix the problems that plague social media—over-saturated memes, spam—with an emoji-only space. :/ :( :?
Beckett Mufson
6.30.14
russia

Islamic Separatists and Emoticons: The Fatwa

Jurists with the Vilayat Dagestan jihadist insurgency in the North Caucasus region have determined the theological standing of emoticons.
VICE News
3.10.14