Emoji Art – Yung Jake

I came across the concept of emoji art on TikTok the other day, where people were creating surprisingly realistic portraits of famous people with the sole use of emojis. The use of emojis made me think of our conversations in class about icons, and how globally widespread emojis have become. This particular emoji art of Kanye West by Yung Jake successfully utilizes layers and layers of different emojis to create the portrait; I found it fascinating that the artist was able to think of doing this in the first place, and was surprised at how well he was able to achieve it.

Link to picture: https://hypebeast.com/2016/11/emoji-as-art

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