Like most humans with a smartphone and a sense of joie de vivre, I enjoy peppering my communications liberally with emoji. But until today, I could not actually be emoji. All that has changed, thanks to the Emoji Mosaic tool created by Eric Andrew Lewis.
Just upload a photo—any photo—and it will soon be reformulated as a color-appropriate composite of smiley faces, pig noses, and sentient poops. Lewis, who is also a web developer for The New York Times, posted a striking emoji mosaic of the album cover for Bjork's Post, wherein her face is primarily made up largely of Narutomaki fish cakes.
— glerf (@ericandrewlewis) August 10, 2015
Part of the fun of the Emoji Mosaic is zooming waaaay in, and seeing exactly which weird symbols have been substituted for your face. I have learned, for example, that the depths of my eyes contain not my soul, but rather a series of tiny little octopuses and pictures of rollercoasters. This knowledge will haunt my dreams.
Try the Emoji Mosaic for yourself here.