Emoticons are that part of the Internet we make fun of tweens for using, but mockery quickly turns into imitation, and next thing you know you’re trading text messages with your girlfriend by giving her a kiss :*. Until you see a book of typeface focusing solely on emoticons, you won’t understand how attractive emoticons can be. Designer Allison Wilton just finished her BFA with a thesis project that takes sixteen hand crafted art books and explores the born digitals with "aspects of the World Wide Web that bombard society daily." The books were on display as a part of her BFA graduate show and hopefully they will see the light of day again soon. The books showcase a well-designed project, but her newly launched website puts her in the category of names we expect to see atop the design world.
Article direct from Josh Spear.