176 the set of emoticons that was first developed for mobile phones in 1999, has recognized art, including the collection of the new York Museum of modern art.

“These modest images of 12 12 pixels become masterpieces of design and have given impetus to the explosive growth of a new visual language,” leads CBS expert commentary of the Museum’s architecture and design Paul Galloway.

In the original set of icons includes icons that indicate certain emotions, zodiac signs, weather, sports, gestures, and figures, as well as a pair of seals. Emoji was donated to the national Museum of Japanese carrier Nippon Telegraph and Telephone.

As recalled by the publication 17 years ago by designer Shigetaka Kurita, Emoji have become a real hit. Soon adopted by all Japanese manufacturers of gadgets.

For many years, Emoji has remained purely Japanese phenomenon, but in 2010 they were included in the international computing of the Unicode standard. After that smile, indicating, for example, a soccer ball, being sent from the subscriber to the user from France, was to remain unchanged. And in 2011, Apple has developed Emoji keyboard for iOS, which made the smiles of the global status.

In recent years, the pictograms became more new smileys represent people with different skin color and gender status. In the Museum of modern art promised to submit in December a new exhibition dedicated to the evolution of emoticons.

#KibandaskiCommandments Emoji ile kwa mtungi ya maji fresh..to keep you smiling. pic.twitter.com/W7y3seRJOV

The first Emoji with smiles and seals included in the collection of the Museum of modern art in new York 27.10.2016

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