2013

#EmojiArtHistory Premieres On Twitter

#EmojiArtHistory is a Twitter hashtag associated with reinterpretations of famous artworks throughout history through only using emojis. The idea for the hashtag came from a Tumblr post submitted by ladiesupfront which featured four iPhone screenshots of text messages sent from a friend who tried to recreate artistic masterpieces with emoji characters.

A couple of weeks later, Brooklyn-based artist Man Bartlett reblogged the photoset, leading him to use the hashtag #EmojiArtHistory for the first time with an emoji of a man and a gun to represent Chris Burden’s 1971 conceptual performance piece, Shoot.

ManBartlett #Emojiarthistory Tweet
Courtesy: @ManBartlett/Twitter
Daniel Hånberg Alonso

Daniel Hånberg Alonso

The Curator of Emoji Timeline

Author, Journalist, DJ and Web Developer
Stockholm, Sweden

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