Giant hearts? Sunglasses smileys? Yes please.
This Sunday it’s World Emoji Day.
Why? Because 17 July is the day marked on the emoji calendar. Obviously.
And what better way to celebrate World Emoji Day than by going down to an emoji-themed art exhibition.
Love: From Cave to Keyboard explores the evolution of communicating through the emotional lens of love – from primitive etchings on earthen walls, to illustrative hieroglyphics, screen icons, and (you guessed it) emoji.
The free exhibition will take place in Manhattan, New York, and features the likes of actor Maggie Gyllenhaal, Betty Boop, Instagram photographers @arnold_daniel and @Roon, and artist Shinji Murakami.
Check out our favourite piece form the exhibition, and have a happy World Emoji Day!
Love: From Cave to Keyboard will run on Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th, 10am-6pm at 433 Broadway, Manhattan, New York. It’s free!
Happy Emoji Day!
Kitty Knowles is a Senior Features Writer at The Memo. Kitty previously worked as an online journalist for GQ. She can be found tweeting @KittyGKnowles.