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These Cindy Sherman Icons Might Just Replace the Emoji

The emoji has been hailed as the next modern-day digital dialect, but those who aren't satisfied with the limited emotional range of the emoji family can turn to these Cindy Sherman icons created by New York-based designer Hyo Hong.

Cindy Sherman is a prolific American artist known for her conceptual portraits. Her work often involves her taking on different personas or disguises. Hong was inspired to create the icons in Sherman's image, explaining, "I found iconic connections between her self-portraits and emoticons in terms of various facial expressions from one face."

Since our emotional expression is more nuanced than a smiling poop face or side-eye emoji, people will continue to search for better ways to express themselves in the digital realm. These Cindy Sherman icons are a pretty good start!