We used a custom designed particle system to show us an untold story of emoji. By removing emoji from simple typed characters — the viewers mind interacts with emoji in a new way.

The Museum of Modern Art in New York just acquired the original 176 character emoji set, from the late 90s, for its permanent collection. We interviewed one of its creators, Shigetaku Kurita, on how and why he came up with the characters, and when he knew they had taken over the world.