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The Art Of The Emoji Translation

Emoji Dick

While researching our story on why there isn't a hot dog Emoji (it's more complicated than you think), we came across the interesting phenomenon of people translating things into Emoji. Here are some of our favorites:

Emoji Dick

Some guy raised over $3,000 on Kickstarter to publish an Emoji translation of Moby Dick.

"Each of the book's approximately 10,000 sentences has been translated three times by a Amazon Mechanical Turk worker. These results have been voted upon by another set of workers, and the most popular version of each sentence has been selected for inclusion in this book. In total, over eight hundred people spent approximately 3,795,980 seconds working to create this book. Each worker was paid five cents per translation and two cents per vote per translation." From

Those poor souls...but the work paid off, Emoji Dick is now in The Library of Congress.

Beyonce's Drunk in Love

I didn't realize Emojis could be NSFW, but this video makes me blush.

Beyoncé (feat. Jay-Z) "Drunk in Love" Unofficial Emoji Video from JESSE HILL on Vimeo.

Game of Phones

The opening theme to Game of Thrones 'Emoji-fied'. Prediction for the next emoji petition: Direwolves.

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