As much as emoji designs offer a range of ways to color one's messages, they also play an important part in self-expression. One grandmother, 56-year-old Diane Hill from Coventry, UK found that the available emojis didn't quite fit what she was trying to express. As such, she got in touch with the BBC and put out a call for better emoji designs.
In turn, BBC Coventry and Warwickshire commissioned local artist Chris Oxenbury to create an all-new set of emoji designs to reflect Hill's concerns. As a result, the 'Emoldji' were created. These designs express the troubles of aches and pains, the joys of spending the kids' inheritance money and having one's false teeth fall out.
The finished Emoldji have been sent to the Unicode Consortium for consideration and if approved, they could be added to mobile emoji keyboards across the world.