If you’re as addicted to your phone as we are, there’s a good chance you can draw 95 percent of the emoji you know with your eyes closed. Much to the chagrin of high school English teachers everywhere, it can sometimes seem that half of our communication is taken up by the colorful little faces. And it’s understandable–they can express quite a bit!
But thanks to a new site, anyone can freely combine emoji for a hundred times more expressiveness. That’s exactly what Kazuki Takakura, art director for a Tokyo theatre company, did–and the results are nothing short of spectacular! And slightly nightmarish.
▼Forget your paint palette, we have emoji!
With the evocative URL emoji.ink, the website presents users with every emoji available, as you can see above. After selecting an emoji, the user is presented with a blank canvas, upon which your chosen emoji can be placed. Clicking and dragging will paste a string of the images, like a paint brush. You can quickly select other emoji by pressing any key on the keyboard or change their size. With a bit of practice, you can get something like this!
Or, if you happen to be a real artist, unlike us, you can create something a bit more impressive.
But as impressive as the hip-hop art above is, things can always get…weirder. Especially when Kazuki Takakura, art director for Tokyo theatre company Hanchu-yuei, decides to get involved. While we’re sure that not all theater company art directors create bizarre works of emoji art, Kazuki has certainly gone a long way towards scarring us for life with stuff like Creepy Pikachu.
▼When you turn the lights off tonight, just remember: It’s under your bed.
▼The only explanation offered for this was “Robo.”
▼Sure, this might be a rooster. Or it might be the Devourer of Souls.
▼Are those eyes…or tentacles? Or both?!
▼This just reminds us of the Hifana “Wamono” video.
▼This is supposed to be Pokémon’s Venusaur (Fushigibana in Japanese).
▼Annnd…this non-edible version of Baymax is actually pretty cool!