on 17-Jul-2015 16:10:00
As it's Friday, and coincidentally #worldemojiday (yep, that's a thing now, thanks to the 61K+ Tweets that have bombarded the internet today...) I thought I'd share the recent conception of Emojiglyphics; the emoji/hieroglyphic hybrid that is taking over our online lives one little annoying yellow face at a time.
For a bit of context, here's an example of what I mean by 'Emojiglyphics', specifically used in advertising.
However, it seems that whenever there's a crafty graffiti artist about, there's always a way to turn these kinds of billboards into something hilarious.
Others are using Emojiglyphics as a part of their social media - creating tweets directed at their followers to guess the film they're describing, or a certain song lyric.
In short, people have started to write solely in Emojis to represent their feelings, events, and ideas; depicting various situations to articulate thoughts in a visual manner. Much like hieroglyphics were used for.
It's a brilliant little way of making advertising fun and engaging, but I'm not sure I'm quite ready to give up writing for it just yet - i'm too much of a word geek to do that. I mean, there's no way there's going to be an Emoji to represent words like 'Mellifluous', or 'Labyrinthine'... is there?
What's your view? *Please note: all answers must be written in Emojis*