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Standards Manual tells the origin story of the Emoji

From the team that brought you the NASA Graphics Standards Manual.
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Emoji: Designed by Shigetaka Kurita

Designed by Shigetaka Kurita for NTT Docomo in 1999, the Emoji has come a long way since then and has not only grown beyond being a pop culture phenomenon, it's simply an essential element of our day to day communication. Standards Manual is showcasing these designs in a new book with 360 pages showcasing each of the original emoji designs in their full, pixelated glory as well as an essay by Paola Antonelli and Paul Galloway from the Museum of Modern Art. Each purchase will also include a keyboard extension for iOS or Android that features the original and extended set of emojis from 1999.


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