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The 'Emoji' Book Features the Original Designs of Shigetaka Kurita

 - May 3, 2018
References: kickstarter & coolmaterial
Emoji characters have become a commonplace part of our digital lexicon, so the 'Emoji' book has been created as a publication that charts the humble beginnings of the images for curious users to enjoy.

The publication is packed with the original creations of Shigetaka Kurita that he created and introduced in 1999 that were originally only available in Japan before being introduced to North America with the rise of smartphones. The book is available via a Kickstarter campaign that also provides users with a smartphone keyboard with each purchase that offers them access to the original emojis to pepper their chats with retro imagery.

The 'Emoji' book speaks to the increasing nature of digital culture and how modern achievements are now becoming part of our history.