Emoji Timeline

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Smiley on the Parliament

On World Emoji Day, July 17th, a lipstick-wearing smiley is beamed onto the Houses of Parliament in London, United Kingdom.

Behind the projection is makeup brand Ciaté London who has partnered with SmileyWorld Ltd, who owns the copyright for the smiley face in most of the world.

The image projected is therefore one of the company's trademarked smiley faces and not an emoji.

Smiley on Parliament