Celebrity Emoji Portraits

Who knew emojis – those goofy cartoonish symbols that are popping up all over the place – could be used to make highly detailed artworks?

Yung Jake, a rapper and perhaps the world’s first notable emoji artist, has been sending out clever celebrity portraits to his 12,000 Twitter followers. Armed with just a computer mouse and a blank screen, he was able to contour and shape tiny facial expressions using pigs, peaches, hearts etc