LAST WEEK IT was announced that iPhone users will soon be enjoying 250 new emoji icons, to be added in July.
The new additions include a bed, a floppy disk (WHY?), a skull and crossbones, a Vulcan Salute and most excitingly, a middle finger emoji. There is still no cheese emoji, but we live in hope.
Anything that helps us better express our complicated, complicated feelings is most welcome, and anything that furthers the cause of emoji art even more so.
Yes, art. Emojis are art now.
This rendering of Beyoncé’s Drunk In Love, entirely in emojis
Source: JESSE HILL/Vimeo
This game of emoji Connect Four…
A game of emoji chess, perhaps…
…or some Space Invaders
This emoji masterpiece
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme tune, in emojis
This emoji island paradise
This emoji biography of Miley Cyrus
This emoji car chase
The use of perspective in this one is admirable. Good work!
These people have a lot of time on their hands. BUT WE LOVE THEM FOR IT. Go forth and create with your new emojis, artists.