Redesigning Android Emoji
Google Emoji
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WHY TAKE AWAY THE BLOBS

The new emojis feel so generic. I love the writeup for the process and the design system, but moving towards shading again makes the emojis feel like we’re back in the skeuomorphic era. I’ve always preferred Android’s blobs to the rounded faces on all other platforms. They were cute, different, and expressive. They were more like little creatures. Turning emojis back to circles and adding shading makes them look like all other emojis.

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