The Story of Emoji

Author: Gavin Lucas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791381503

Category:

Page: 192

View: 7273

This is the first book to explain the genesis and cultural significance of emoji, the world's cutest and most popular form of shorthand. If you have a Twitter account or regularly send text messages, it's highly likely that you've used or received emoji. These characters include symbols and pictograms that represent a host of everyday objects and activities plus, crucially, a selection of faces that denote a range of emotions from happy to sad, angry, confused, surprised, or tired. The word "emoji" literally translates from Japanese as "picture" (e) and "character" (moji). The Story of Emoji traces emoji from their origin as a symbol typeface created specifically for on-screen use by a Japanese mobile phone provider in the late 1990s to an international communication phenomenon. As well as a history of emoji and an interview with their creator, Shigetaka Kurita, the book includes an exploration of non-text typefaces, from the decorative fleurons of the early days of the printing press to the innumerable digital typefaces available today, to the use of emoticons, ASCII art, and kaomoji in typed messages. It also looks at an array of artworks, fashion lines, special character sets, advertisements, and projects that convey emoji's widespread impact on contemporary culture. Finally, the book concludes with a section for which a group of illustrators, artists, and graphic designers have created original emoji characters they wish existed, including bacon, a vinyl record, and even a "stabbed-in-the-back" emoji.

What a Day...

A Story in Emoji

Author: Marcus Pfister

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789888341238

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7150

Raven is having a bad day. Or at least he thinks he is, until he bumps into a tree, and his day gets a whole lot worse. But maybe having a sore, bandaged nose isn't so bad, after all. He sure gets a lot of extra attention from the other forest birds. Maybe if he puts on more bandages he'll get more sympathy. What about even more bandages? What an ingenious idea! It makes Raven feel simply. . . wonderful. Well, at least until he finds himself in a sticky situation no amount of bandages will get him out of. Follow Raven's calamities and triumphs in this wordless picture book and enhance or change the story with the reuseable peel-off emoji stickers included in the book.

Emoji Phantom of the Opera

Epic Tales in Tiny Texts

Author: Charlotte Brontë,Gaston Leroux,Katherine Furman

Publisher: Condensed Classics

ISBN: 1631064282

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 1408

Emoji Phantom of the Opera finally answers the age-old question, how would this story play out with emojis, shorthand, and texts? This incredibly original take on a classic story will have you LOLing. What would happen if the characters of Phantom of the Operacould text each other? How would the ghost of the Paris Opera House make itself known? Would Raoul be able to convince Christine to go away with him? Phantom of the Opera is a classic romance novel and now it's time to see what exactly the characters would be like in a modern setting, complete with smartphones. Don't miss this incredible rendition of classic literature! In this LOL retelling of Gaston Leroux's work, you'll get a condensed, modern, interpretation of this famous love story, and it's all told through texts and emojis. Featuring hundreds of classic and new emojis along with a removable poster (featuring the story in just emojis), this is the perfect gift for any Phantom lover, or over-texter.

The Semiotics of Emoji

The Rise of Visual Language in the Age of the Internet

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474282008

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 1368

Emoji have gone from being virtually unknown to being a central topic in internet communication. What is behind the rise and rise of these winky faces, clinking glasses and smiling poos? Given the sheer variety of verbal communication on the internet and English's still-controversial role as lingua mundi for the web, these icons have emerged as a compensatory universal language. The Semiotics of Emoji looks at what is officially the world's fastest-growing form of communication. Emoji, the colourful symbols and glyphs that represent everything from frowning disapproval to red-faced shame, are fast becoming embedded into digital communication. Controlled by a centralized body and regulated across the web, emoji seems to be a language: but is it? The rapid adoption of emoji in such a short span of time makes it a rich study in exploring the functions of language. Professor Marcel Danesi, an internationally-known expert in semiotics, branding and communication, answers the pertinent questions. Are emoji making us dumber? Can they ultimately replace language? Will people grow up emoji literate as well as digitally native? Can there be such a thing as a Universal Visual Language? Read this book for the answers.

The Emoji Code

The Linguistics Behind Smiley Faces and Scaredy Cats

Author: Vyvyan Evans

Publisher: Picador USA

ISBN: 1250129060

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 3106

Drawing from disciplines as diverse as linguistics, cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience, The Emoji Code explores how emojis are expanding communication and not ending it. For all the handwringing about the imminent death of written language, emoji—those happy faces and hearts—is not taking us backward to the dark ages of illiteracy. Every day 41.5 billion texts are sent by one quarter of the world, using 6 million emoji. Evans argues that these symbols enrich our ability to communicate and allow us to express our emotions and induce empathy—ultimately making us all better communicators. Vyvyan Evans's Emoji Code charts the evolutionary origins of language, the social and cultural factors that govern its use, change, and development; as well as what it reveals about the human mind. In most communication, nonverbal cues are our emotional expression, signal our personality, and are our attitude toward our addressee. They provide the essential means of nuance and are essential to getting our ideas across. But in digital communication, these cues are missing, which can lead to miscommunication. The explosion of emoji, in less than four years, has arisen precisely because it fulfills exactly these functions which are essential for communication but are otherwise absent in texts and emails. Evans persuasively argues that emoji add tone and an emotional voice and nuance, making us more effective communicators in the digital age.

Emojis

The Secret Behind the Smile

Author: Marty Allen

Publisher: Dog N Bone

ISBN: 9781909313736

Category:

Page: 64

View: 9720

Emojis--we've all seen then and we've all most likely used them at one time or another, but in reality we know very little about them... until now! Emojis are everywhere, from Facebook and Twitter to the desperate texts from your mom asking again how to log into the Netflix account you set up for her. We're all familiar with the smiley face laughing hysterically, the grinning cat, and the guy with the dodgy 'stache, but what's the story behind these ubiquitous pictograms? Over the following pages, EMOJIS reveals all with a series of hilarious interviews and exposs with some of the most popular icons from the social media scene. Did you know, for example, that the couple in love emoji is now actually embroiled in a bitter divorce after he cheated on her with the princess icon? Or that in a past life the smiley with the crosses for eyes was the model for the famous Nirvana smiley face logo of the early 90s? You do now! Along with these eye-opening tales, you will also meet the pictograms that the developers never wanted you to see, like the emoji who's drunk too much and is now throwing up, the punk cat with the Mohican, or the bearded hipster smiley with thick-rimmed glasses. And if that's not enough, there's a hilarious section on misunderstanding emojis plus a guide to the best films, books, albums, and more described for you only in the language of the emoticon.

How to Speak Emoji

Author: Fred Benenson

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449480659

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 4124

Text the pizza emoji with a question mark, and you've got dinner sorted out. Don't know what to use when you're running late, or when you want to organize a fun night out? How to Speak Emoji will help you win at texting. Featuring everyday greetings, pickup lines, workplace expressions, and tried-and-true insults, this book is perfect for the novice user or those looking to test their knowledge. With a collection of useful and hilarious phrases and a handy dictionary to demonstrate what the emojis really mean, you’ll never feel out of your depth again - or make the embarrassing mistake of putting an eggplant symbol next to a peach. Includes sections such as everyday greetings, in the workplace, in relationships and asking for help and directions, as well as how to translate song titles and film quotes, this is your complete guide to the bright new world of the emoji.

The Emoji Movie Junior Novelization

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534400052

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 4529

Discover the world hidden inside your smartphone in this retelling of The Emoji Movie, featuring an eight-page color insert with images from the film! The Emoji Movie pops into theaters on July 28, 2017! The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite Emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each Emoji has only one facial expression—except for Gene, an exuberant Emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other Emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious rebel Emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all Emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever. The Emoji Movie © 2017 Sony Pictures Animation Inc. All Rights Reserved. emoji® is a registered trademark of emoji company GmbH used under license

The Emoji-To-English Dictionary

Your Text-Message Translation Guide

Author: Adams Media

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440591415

Category: Humor

Page: 144

View: 1442

If you think you're good at coming up with imaginative emoji combinations, think again! The Emoji-to-English Dictionary challenges you to step up your game with more than 100 phrases that will have you ROFL. This unique guide gives you the lowdown on the most hilarious and unexpected emoji phrases around. Divided by topic, each chapter translates dozens of emoji combinations into plain ol' English, so that you can quickly incorporate them into your messages--and even brainstorm crazy one-liners of your own! Complete with illustrations of each emoji phrase, The Emoji-to-English Dictionary provides you with the tools you need to truly master the world of emojis.

Emoji Pride and Prejudice

Epic Tales in Tiny Texts

Author: Jane Austen,Katherine Furman

Publisher: Condensed Classics

ISBN: 1631063243

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 2671

ICYMI, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice told in texts and emojis. What would happen if the characters of Pride and Prejudice could text each other? Would Elizabeth call Mr. Darcy a [poop]? Would Darcy drink and dial and accidentally reveal his true feelings [heart]? In this laugh-out-loud re-telling of Jane Austen's famous work, you'll get a condensed modern interpretation of the world's greatest love story . . . all told through texts and emojis. Featuring hundreds of classic and new emojis along with a removable poster (featuring all the emojis), this is the perfect gift for the Austen lover.

Emoji Adventures Volume 1

The Horse Party

Author: Pt Evans

Publisher: Montage Publishing

ISBN: 9780692651025

Category:

Page: 108

View: 6246

Get ready for Emoji adventures! Follow Annie Emoji, her devilish brother, Kevin, and her BFF's Dot and Billy as they maneuver their way through life in a land of emojis. In Book #1, Annie desperately wants to get invited to the popular kids' party - but will she be one of the lucky ones to get an invitation?

Emoji Encyclopedia

Author: Cordelia Evans

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481499823

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 9517

Introduces Gene, HI-5, Jailbreak, and the other emojis who live in Textopolis, and describes how to use emojis and how an emoji can avoid ending up in the trash.

Break Out!

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534400540

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4680

"Jailbreak is a tough, beanie-wearing, blue-haired Emoji--there's no device she can't navigate. Unlock her secrets in this level two ready-to-read"--Amazon.com.

The Emoji Code

How Smiley Faces, Love Hearts and Thumbs Up are Changing the Way We Communicate

Author: Vyvyan Evans

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782437886

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 7048

Since 2011, the use of emoji - deriving from the Japanese, meaning picture character - has become a global phenomenon. We send over 6 billion emoji every day and regularly send emoji-only messages, and, when Oxford Dictionaries named the 'Face with Tears of Joy' emoji as their 'Word of the Year 2015', it received an enormous amount of criticism. Whenever emoji are covered in the popular media the same burning questions come up: Can an emoji really be a word? How language-like is it? Will emoji make us dumber? Or more lazy? Will they make us less adept at communicating with our nearest and dearest? And does this signal the death knell for language as we know it? Drawing on findings from disciplines as diverse as linguistics, cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, archaeology and anthropology, this groundbreaking book explores human capacity to communicate, and addresses these questions in the process. The Emoji Code sheds light on emoji's vital role in the expression of emotion in digital communication and more, pointing the way for the future of international communication in a provocative and entertaining way.

Calling All Emojis

Joke Book and Emoji Translator

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon Spotlight

ISBN: 9781534402072

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 12

View: 8881

Do you want to unlock the secrets hidden inside your smartphone? Find out what's app in this novelty joke book based on The Emoji Movie! The Emoji Movie pops into theaters on August 11, 2017! Knock-knock! Who’s there? It’s Gene, Jailbreak, Hi-5, and Poop, and they’ve got the 411 on smartphone fun. Their tips on friendship, instructions on texting, and hilarious, Emoji studded jokes are perfect for fans of the film or anyone with a funny bone. This guide features pull-tab Emoji translators throughout and a fun Emoji wheel on the cover so readers can express themselves—just like Gene! The Emoji Movie © 2017 Sony Pictures Animation Inc. All Rights Reserved. emoji® is a registered trademark of emoji company GmbH used under license

Disney The Nightmare Before Christmas: As Told by Emoji

Author: Disney

Publisher: Joe Books Ltd

ISBN: 1772757888

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 4530

Halloween and Christmas and emojis collide in this merry misadventure! Have a spooky celebration with emoji-fied versions of Jack Skellington, Sally, and more in this cinestory comic retelling of the delightfully dark Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: As Told by Emoji.

Miss Rumphius

Author: Barbara Cooney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140505393

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3715

Seeking adventure in faraway places, Miss Rumphius fulfills her dream and then sets out to make the world more beautiful.