Basic RGB

This is the first book to explain the genesis and cultural significance of emoji, the world’s cutest and most popular form of shorthand. I was invited to design a new emoji by Gavin Lucas who compiled, edited and wrote this wonderful book.

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My first design was for a brick wall..

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this idea literally ran into a brick wall and was rejected. Fingers crossed I could come up with a design that would get my work in the book!

This was my first slightly sketchy attempt..

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Fortunately the internet came to my rescue as it includes this amazing handy reference…

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Sweeet success…

My design even became a badge.

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Check out the full story here