The Story of EmojiGavin Lucas

Published this month by Prestel, The Story Of Emoji by Gavin Lucas charts the history of the emoji phenomenon, exploring cultural, graphic and typographic precedents.

The book, beautifully designed by FL@33, also showcases a host of projects by individuals and brands that look to harness the power of these tiny communication enhancers – and reveals a number of bespoke emoji characters designed specially for the book.

For this show at KK Outlet, author Gavin Lucas has pulled together a selection of images from the book and captioned each to reveal its relevance and importance in the intriguing (hi)story of the tiny images we now take for granted in our digital communications. KK Outlet will also showcase the new emoji characters created for the book by image-makers that include Noma Bar, Crispin Finn, Mr Bingo, FL@33, Friso Blankevoort, Hey Studio, Rob Flowers, Serge Seidlitz, and Julian Morey.


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