Emoji Art: Portraits of Your Favorite Celebrities

January 16, 2015

8:00 pm

We recently published a story about Emojis how 2014 was the year that emojis took over. From the most popular “word” (the heart emoji) to marketing campaigns, emojis are quickly becoming an important tool used to communicate. Today, Internet anti-socialite, and all around digital blender Yung Jake gave us a glimpse of “emoji art.”

Before we start passing judgement, we should remember that this is a form of art expression. If we think about how Pop Art first emerged in the 1950s as challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture. So let’s take a moment to appreciate emoji art as a form of Neo -Pop Art.


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Larry David, Internet tortoise. Twitter/Yung Jake

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Miley Cyrus Twitter/Yung Jake

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Jerry Seinfeld, Internet meme. Twitter/Yung Jake

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Wiz Khalifa, Internet tree. Twitter/Yung Jake

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Chief Keef, Sammy Sosa fanboy. Twitter/Yung Jake

Now, can we get him to make portraits of tech celebs like Elon Musk?



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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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