I’ve been following a site called Shady Characters, created by Keith Houston. In his own words, “Shady Characters is all about the stories behind different marks of punctuation”.
Recently, Keith went into some detail about the history of Emoji, which I encourage you to check out.
The brief history of emoji is far more interesting than it has any right to be, and over the next few months I’ll be taking a look at where the world’s newest language came from, how it works and where it’s going.
You can jump into the first post directly.