100 new emoji by Avery Monsen

100 new emoji - Avery Monsen

These seem to have been first released as a Vine. (via Boing Boing)

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100 new emoji

Avery Monsen’s favourites are ‘A Box Which Must Never Be Opened’, ‘Three Worms Pretending To Be One Long Worm’ and ‘A Spectre Rises From A Seven Layer Fiesta Dip’, according to BuzzFeed.

Twitter Emoji
Craft and creativity

Twitter’s emoji for the web

I’m really fond of these emoji characters Twitter had designed for the web (as apposed to mobile clients, which handle these icons themselves).

Twitter emoji

They’re not unlike the new flat emoticons WordPress put out recently, but I think I like these even more. Of course, they’re a more comprehensive set too.

The Accessible Icon
Craft and creativity

The Accessible Icon Project

The Accessible Icon Project want to give the International Symbol of Access a more 21st Century, even paralympic, feel.

(1) Head is forward to indicate the forward motion of the person through space. Here the person is the “driver” or decision maker about her mobility. (2) Depicting the body in motion represents the symbolically active status of navigating the world. (3) By including white angled knockouts the symbol presents the wheel as being in motion. (4) The human depiction in this icon is consistent with other body representations found in the ISO 7001 – DOT Pictograms. (5) The leg has been moved forward to allow for more space between it and the wheel which allows for better readability and cleaner application of icon as a stencil.

The old icon displays that passivity: its arms and legs are drawn like mechanical parts, its posture is unnaturally erect, and its entire look is one that make the chair, not the person, important and visible.

Accessible icon comparison

Is it time for a new wheelchair access icon?


Hypermorgen is an interdisciplinary lab for futures research:

We recently designed some icons to represent topics that will most likely become increasingly interesting in the next few years.

Some of them are tongue in cheek (like the Stanford bunnies in the 3D replication icon), some are more critical (like the synthetic biology spidergoat). They are meant to provoke different associations to start discussions about the future.

(via futurescope.co)

Shape of things to come

Icons for the future

Hypermorgen have designed some icons to represent topics that will most likely become increasingly relevant in the next few years, available on the fantastic Noun Project site.