Creative Emoticon Art

Emoticons leading to a dedicated signature. Using emoticons (text smileys) to create a character, Sigmund Freud, in this case.  A new way to use emoticons. This isn’t something they could do so well with emojis.

Using and combining typographic elements in a sketch evoking a famous portrait is a form of optical illusion, the one we called “smiley” born under the tight limits of the ASCII characters in the infancy years and games of personal computing, which lent to smile through the sense of misappropriation, often vertical to horizontal that it conveyed, (and characterized as an art form during a bygone era: the smiley today have become a very compact micro animated representation inserted throughout the text, with the development of computer science).

Via marcohana.com

Did Emojis Really Descend from Wingdings and not Emoticons?

I’ve assumed emojis came from emoticons, the ASCII text smileys. But, I’ve got a new theory now.

Did emojis really start as wingding/ webding fonts and evolve into their current versions, dragging along the yellow smiley along the way?

I don’t see how emojis have much in common with the emoticons. An emoji is far more an image than a smiley.

What do you think?

What are Japanese Emoticons?

Kaomoji Emoticons

Kaomoji are probably what you think of when you think of Japanese emoticons. These are text based emoticons made out of a wide variety of different 2-byte characters. Kaomoji means “Facemark” in Japanese.

Emoji Emoticons

Emoji are small image emoticons that were invented in Japan for use with cellphones. The word Emoji means “Picture Letter” in Japanese. Emoji are built into a bunch of different cell phones and are standardized across devices.

Source: About JapaneseEmoticons.net

I like having a real phrase for the text versus graphic image emoticons. I still think of emoticons as the basic keyboard text, ASCII style. I guess they could be known as ASCII emoticons.

How Do you Make Emoticons and Text ASCII Smileys?

online smileEmoticons, are also known as smileys/ smilies. Emoticons are used to show or explain emotion in the context of your writing. They are a great way to use text, and show emotion, in an otherwise flat email. Emoticons can make communication clear when you are teasing versus being serious. I’ve also used them to make sure someone understands what I have written was not meant to be taken overly seriously when I am sending a message about something important.

Making emoticons is as simple as typing on your keyboard. Look down there at your fingers, find the characters, press and release. Creating emoticons  is simple, once you know which emoticon means which emotion.

Some emoticons, like the basic smile face, have developed several different versions over the years. Some have a nose and some are shortened to a two character smiley, no nose included. (The nose has become optional).

ASCII Art – Scoop.it

Using Emoticons for Online Chat

Online chat uses text emoticons and turns them into image files/ graphics. Often people are not actually talking about making emoticons, but these graphics when they ask about how to make emoticons.

Based on the original text emoticons these images are displayed as image files. Each chat (Yahoo, MSN, etc.) uses different emoticons and graphics. However, the basic smiley is still a smiley.

Sources for More Text-Based Emoticons

 

🙂 Smiley face

🙁 Frown face

B-) Cool

|-O Yawn

😀 Laughing

=D Laughing out loud

:-/ Perplexed

:-& Tongue tied

:-J Tongue in cheek

:-” Whistling

:-O Eek

:`( Crying face

>-( Annoyed

X-( Angry

:-> Grin

X-P Joking

😐 Neutral

:-* Kiss

😛 Sticking out tongue

😉 Winking

=) Happy face

%-) Confused

:-} Embarrassed

😯 Shocked

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