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Emoji, the book: You’ve watched the movie, now read the book. Featuring the original set of 176 emojis created by Japanese designer Shigetaka Kurita, this edition, compiled by design duo Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth will be out in October this year. The 12 x 12 pixel designs that were created in 1999 date back to pre-smartphone cellphones. While Kurita’s original set were acquired by the Museum of Modern Art two years ago, this book is expected to feature full-colour recreations of the emojis and their corresponding black-and-white pixel grid designs with original technical data — a sweet something for collectors!


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