Now You Can Use the Greatest Musicians in Recent History as Emojis

By: Gurveer Brah - Sep 3, 2015
References: musicemojis.tumblr & hypebeast
These musician-inspired emojis give mobile users another form of expression and are modeled after some of the world's most famous artists. Emojis are quickly becoming a necessity for communication among younger demographics and are becoming more diverse as they continue to rise in popularity.

Created by Brazilian art director Bruno Leo Ribeiro, this 'Music Emojis' collection pays tribute to the greatest musicians of the 1960s and beyond. The collection features artists like Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga along with The Village People and Queen among others. The series of musician-inspired emojis features a mix of lifelike and simplistic caricatures that boast a great amount of detail -- some artists like Michael Jackson are even shown in a variety of different forms, ranging from a 'Thriller' version to a 'Jackson Five' design. With the growing popularity of emojis, its only a matter of time before these artist renderings end up on your smartphone.