I made a font based on the original DoCoMo emoji set, designed in 1999 by Shigetaka Kurita.

Open sourcing Twitter emoji for everyone

Twitter has open-sourced their emoji library:

Earlier this year, we collaborated with our friends at @Iconfactory on a set of 872 beautiful emojis so Tweets containing emoji characters would look as sharp on the web as they do in mobile apps. Now we’re pleased to announce that these emoji are available as an open source library to the developer community at large.


For London’s Cabbies, Job Entails World’s Hardest Geography Test

A fascinating article about The Knowledge – the test one must pass to operate a black cab on the streets of London:

To qualify for that elusive green badge, you need to learn by heart all 320 sample runs that are listed in the Blue Book, the would-be cabbie’s bible. You will also have to commit to memory the 25,000 streets, roads, avenues, courts, lanes, crescents, places, mews, yards, hills, and alleys that lie within a six-mile radius of Charing Cross.


Steven represents your daily activity with emoji:

We think of Steven as a status dashboard that is always up to date. At a glance, you can see what and where your closest friends, family, colleagues are doing throughout the day, in non-invasive, fun emoticons.


Somebody is a new messaging app:

When you send your friend a message through Somebody, it goes — not to your friend — but to the Somebody user nearest your friend. This person (likely a stranger) delivers the message verbally, acting as your stand-in.

That’s one crazy visual design.

/via wl

Summertime Vol. 5

It’s that time of year again: Summertime Vol. 5 by DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mick Boogie has been released and free to download – I love these mixtapes.

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