Emoji – plastic

Plastic Emoji

Six years ago, I wrote a blog entry about a clock implemented using emoji-characters, at that time, they were a pretty obscure feature of Unicode, a compatibility element to support the Japanese market. Recently, Coop – one of the biggest retail chains in Switzerland – started giving plastic emoji with a suction cup support as customer gifts.

On this picture, you can see rocket (🚀), alien face (👽), smiling face with hearts shaped eyes (😍), grimacing face (😬) thumb up sign (👍). In six years, theses symbol went from typographic oddity of the Japanese market to being the main subject of a marketing campaign for a Swiss supermarket.

To quote the internet, I’m not even mad, that’s amazing

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