Emojis are like modern-day gargoyles to this Dutch architect

In what could be considered the modern-day equivalent of gargoyles, architect Changiz Tehrani of Dutch firm Attika Architekten has added ornamental emojis to the facade of a Vathorst apartment building.

According to Wired, he pulled all 22 emojis, all faces, straight from the WhatsApp messaging app:

He selected only faces emojis, for their expressiveness and consistency. “They are really strong, recognizable shapes,” he says. “You recognize them immediately.”

Some architects aren't happy with Tehrani's design choices though. New York Institute of Technology architectural history and theory professor Sean Khorsandi is one of them. He told Wired,

“We’re using copious materials, and we’re taking up land. There is a responsibility that goes along with that. If everything is a joke; reduced to this disposable ‘I like it in the moment’ fad, that’s a dangerous attitude to have.”

photos by Bart van HoekAttika Architekten

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“Mom, Dad, where do emoji come from?” The Unicode Consortium, son.

The New York Times profiles the Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit that “serves as the midwife to new emojis.”

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A thing that is real: “Great Job! Poop Emoji Dog Poop Bags”

You did it! You! The hero!

Sony Pictures Animation plans animated “emoji movie,” starring emoji characters

My emoji choice for this entertainment news would have to be “poop” or “frown.”

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KaomojiApp makes crazy text emoticons easy \(☆o◎)/

KaomojiApp adds a menu item to your Mac with a huge collection of Unicode emoticons that you can easily select and insert in any text area. The free version has a few basic samples in each emotion category, and you can unlock hundreds more for just $3.

Yay! ☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆

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