Redesigning Android Emoji
Google Emoji

Gotta say, I’m really disappointed to see the end of the blobs. They were definitely unique, and always managed to look much more expressive than other emojis I’ve used. The outer strokes look dated, and the gradients somehow lack dimension… it looks like the faces all have 5 o’clock shadow.

I’ll see how they play out, but right now this feels like an unnecessary update to my favorite emojis.