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.

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