AIDigital Art

AI: Emoticons are Art

Emoticons are the best shorthand we have for clarifying emotion in texts : )

However they have branched far beyond simple feelings to become a minialist art form unto themselves  ^..^

We recently had cause to need an emoticon to represent table flipping anger. We came up with these



What are your favorite emoticon? Show us : D


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  1. I think there is a great need for an emoticon fo the "drinky drinky" hand motion. I do not know what this emoticon is, but it is clearly the most important emoticon of our time. 

  2. My submission for the "drinky drinky" emoticon
    It's someone drinking from a wine glass.

  3. I'm a fan of the one Amy posted. I also rememer, way back from my AOL days…
    …a koala: @*0*@
    …and a couple of kitties: >^. .^<  =^. . ^=
    I also tend to use equals sign for eyes in my standard emoticons, instead of colon, like so: =) =D =/

  4. Here are my favorite special ones.
    Then there's my all purpose:  ¬_¬


  5. I tend to prefer sticking with emoticons that are easy to type, although Maki's are certainly very cool! My go-to emoticons are:
    >_< (embarassment/exasperation) or
    o_O (wtf/what I don't even)

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