The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 16 was Character. For me, that meant having a conversation about emojis…
I really enjoyed the format of the zine I made for Conversation day, the tactility of the digital screen printed on paper is really satisfying to me, and I wanted to use that method again for this zine. The word Character can have many meanings, but tomorrow is World Emoji Day, so it is those characters that are stuck in my mind! I really like using emojis, as I said to Stuart in our conversation, I feel like they add a human emotion to our words. Informal chatterings on social media can often come across as harsher than they are, or the meaning is slightly lost somewhere in the void behind our screens, and these tiny little pictures can add context and feelings to our words. This little zine is dedicated to the humble emoji, and in it I have a conversation with Stuart all about how we use emojis, our favourites, and a bunch of interesting facts and information all about emojis!!