Calling All Emoji Artists: Showcase Your Most Creative Use of Icons

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Emojis have changed the way we communicate. But the playful Japanese icons aren't just a whimsical form of texting — they are the art of the 21st century

To honor the most creative uses of emoji in the art world, Mashable is partnering with the Emoji Design and Art Show in New York City. The event strives to showcase innovative ways the smileys are popping up in pop culture

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"From cave paintings, to hieroglyphics, to religious and mythological symbols encoded in traditional painting and sculpture, we’ve been communicating through images since the dawn of mankind — but its dominance in culture today, especially among millennials, seems to indicate a greater shift in our approach to self-expression," the event's organizers shared Read more...

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