(Pic) Kaoiro Emoticon Stamp

(Pic) Kaoiro Emoticon Stamp
Design

A stamp designed in Japan lets users configure symbols to communicate using the digital language on paper.

Yofred Moik
  • 8 july 2010

Designers from the Japanese design firm Gung have developed Kaoiro, an emoticon stamp.  Kaoiro literally translates to “facial expression.” The object is a physical manifestation of the Japanese society’s obsessive use of emoticons in mobile communication.  Users can configure a combination of oft-used symbols to stamp emoticons onto paper.

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