I, like most people living in the smart-phone/internet-culture-dominated world, am obsessed with emojis. So I started painting them.
The regularity of this project is sporadic, to say the least, but there is a method. I use the Apple emoji designs, I paint them in the order which them appear on the official Unicode list, and I include in the painting the description that Unicode provides. When I post them to Instagram, I write some sort of personal interpretation of the emoji as the caption.
So far, I've painted/posted 6 of them. One day, in the distant future, when emojis are totally obsolete, I will have painted all 1,704 emojis (not including the new emojis that have yet to be officially released in an Apple update).
Here they are: