The Suggestive Eggplant Emoji Has Been Reinterpreted by Anna Ginsburg

By: Mishal Omar - Nov 10, 2016
References: annaginsburg & itsnicethat
Anna Ginsburg is an animator and director and the artist's collaboration with Freddy Taylor has brought upon a series of animated eggplant emojis.

The eggplant emoji is innocent enough on its own but has been used to imply sexually suggestive acts by people on social media and messaging platforms. The popularity of the emoji inspired Anna Ginsburg to create her own versions and the resulting project features differently shaped animated icons that each resemble an eggplant. Called 'Spin the Aub,' the animations appear on a website and each comes with its own soundtrack. The nine different eggplant emojis are all interactive.

This small artistic endeavor based on a relatively silly idea has expanded to become a visual project that is culturally relevant and playful.