People Are Using Political Emoji Signs As A New Way To Protest (Photos)
During the People's Climate March in London on March 7, protesters held signs adorned with emoji to protest our current environmental policies.
But these weren't just your typical Apple emoji: The colorful icons they proudly waved about were designer Naresh Ramchandani's, politically -- and environmentally -- themed Earthmojis, which he designed in honor of the liberal protest.
Among the Pentagram designer's Earth-positive symbols were bulldozers, trees, recycling symbols, animals and cars superimposed with red Xs.
Many of the protesters held signs plastered with several of these Earthmojis to communicate a bigger message — some positive and some negative.
The negative placards outline the problems we are facing, whilst the positive showed simple ways to live a greener life. This balance is essential because so often climate change discourse is too apocalyptic and demotivating.
Pentagram, a UK-based design firm, is working on making the designer's Earthmojis available for download on its website.
In the meantime, check them out here.
Ramchandani designed several Earthmojis for the protest.
Our #Earthmojis are ready and raring to be downloaded - emojis for the environment @designtaxi http://t.co/D3TVJjqibd pic.twitter.com/lBtZwSEcW9 — Do The Green Thing (@Dothegreenthing) April 14, 2015
Protesters carried signs with the earth-friendly symbols during the Climate March in London last month.
Hermosas pancartas contra el cambio climático hechas con emojis --> #Earthmojis http://t.co/hoyjb8Lmeq pic.twitter.com/qkCUEnQxTl — Reciclario (@reciclario_ar) March 27, 2015
Paper + Recycle + Happy Face = Recycling Rocks!
These guys make faces out of emojis http://t.co/yFo6OJh47D We created #Earthmojis http://t.co/wxeDMKbMl0 pic.twitter.com/B6usDAhh18 — Do The Green Thing (@Dothegreenthing) March 18, 2015
No Car + Bike + Praise Hands = Bikes > Cars
RT @pentagram: "#earthmojis, global protest placards by Naresh Ramchandani &team http://t.co/YbUCFKZrst pic.twitter.com/T6MYFzK4PB" cc @nilesism — Johanna S.S Bassetti (@jokudasai) March 10, 2015
Here's to making a difference.
Casual spotting of our #earthmojis at yesterday's #TimetoAct2015 march