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Emoji translation is a fine art. The first masterpiece of the genre was undoubtedly Emoji Dick (aka Moby Dick in emoji) by Fred Benenson, but since then there have been varying degrees of success at translating the true essence of a text into a string of mostly adorable symbols.

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The Unicode Consortium (which sounds like a comic book crime organization) has released approximately 250 emoji as part of Version 7.0 of the Unicode Standard, which includes 2,834 new characters.

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Here at Hyperallergic, we’ve discussed — and griped about — the limited menu of emoji on smartphones but now there’s word that Apple may expand the usual emoji suspects with more racial diversity to reflect a more inclusive reality. But can I suggest a few others?

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Post image for The Yayoi Kusama Experience at David Zwirner in Emoji

Some things are simply better said in emoji …

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Why Do Emoji Fascinate Us?

by Hrag Vartanian on December 13, 2013

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Last night’s opening of the Emoji Art and Design Show was a light-hearted celebration of those pictograms that have crept into our conversations and lives in every which way. The exhibition felt more design than art, and the pop-up marketplace featured a number of — you guessed it — emoji-related products.

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Post image for Guaranteed to Make You Smile: Emoji Art History 2.0

Thanks to Annie Werner at Tumblr, who has pointed out that Emoji Art History has gone to the next level.

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Ever wonder which emoji are most popular with users? Now Emojitracker is tracking Twitter users to find out which symbols are being used the most right now.

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This Artist Is Toasted

by Alicia Eler on June 5, 2013

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CHICAGO — When isn’t art good for breakfast? Oslo-based artist Ida Skivenes makes all types of food art out using a piece of toast on a kitchen plate as her canvas.

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Emoji Art History [UPDATED]

by Hrag Vartanian on February 11, 2013

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Ah, the simplicity of it all. A simple tumblelog post has evolved into a Twitter meme simply named #emojiarthistory.

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There’s an Emoji for That

by Alicia Eler on October 18, 2012

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CHICAGO — Instead of saying to yourself, “There’s an app for that,” repeat after me: “There’s an emoji for that.” In our technology-inundated world of constantly being glued to the glowing screens of our iPhones and Androids, more apps are not the answer to our first-world problems. What we need is more communication. What we need, in other words, is more emoji.

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