9 emoji designs that are totally text-worthy

On June 16th, The Unicode Consortium, (a non-profit organization that sets the standards for the representation of text in all software) released 250 new emoji as part of the updated Unicode Standard 7.0.

These new emoji won’t be appearing on your smartphone just yet. We’ll have to wait to find out which ones will be adopted by companies like Apple, Google and Twitter – and see how each team of designers takes on the challenge.


Above are some of our favorite new emoji. For graphic designers, the pen and pencil are welcome additions. “Reversed hand with middle finger extended” is probably the most long-awaited emoji, while “man in a business suit levitating” is one of the more puzzling choices.

Personally, we’re rooting for “Vulcan Salute”, but there’s still a lot a emoji we want to see in action – including these amazing ones from our own talented designers:

Emoji designs Blunder

By Blunder.

emojis by Apelsin_i

By Apelsin_i

emoji by ~ Bigfam ~

By ~ Bigfam ~

emoji design by Greshney

By Greshney

emoji by ReDoDesign

By ReDoDesign

emoji by Dhapu

By Dhapu


By Vidavic

emoticons by HealMe

Designs by HealMe

emoji designs by anglorya

By Anglorya

Which emoji from above do you think they should add to Unicode? Share in the comments!

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Rebecca Creger
Rebecca Creger

Rebecca was born and raised in the Bay Area, where she currently lives. She has a BFA in Design with a Visual Communications emphasis from UC Davis. Her passions include travel, design, pasta, and hanging out with her Beagle, Spud.

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