Originally from Denmark, this graphic designer runs London-based Collective Household with George Wu. Together, their aim is to create collaboration between different creative disciplines, leading them to a diverse range of projects from publishing through to film. Gottlieb is also responsible for The Poundshop, a pop-up retail concept which commissions designers to produce affordable, design-led products.
…are the Japanese versions of smiley pictoforms, now rapidly expanding out of Japan and into global use. This is largely due to some of the character sets being incorporated into Unicode in 2010, meaning Windows Phones and iPhone could display them without a Japanese carrier. Despite the similarity to the word ‘emoticon’, the etymology is completely different – it comes from the Japanese ‘e’ (meaning picture) + ‘moji’ (meaning character). Many of the original emojis nod to their country of origin (including bowing businessmen and tradition foods like ramen noodles and onigiri) but the emoji-design community is rapidly growing internationally, indeed Brits Matt Gray and Tom Scott announced their emoji-only social network earlier this month, called Emojli.