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Political Emojis Become Unexpected Tools in Social Unrest

Political Emojis Become Unexpected Tools in Social Unrest
Design

Earthmojis, emoji-based protest placards, effectively tell dire environmental stories

Rachel Pincus
  • 10 april 2015

With social media and visual exposure becoming an ever-more-powerful factor in whether news of a protest gets around, it’s surprising there haven’t been more designers lending their skills to better placard communication. But Naresh Ramchandani, a partner at the design firm Pentagram, decided to boldly step into the political realm, designing and leaving out a set of striking emoji-based placards called Earthmojis for the People’s Climate March in London on March 7th.

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