Emoji portraits: the man making art out of symbols

Miley Cyrus emoji Image copyright @YungJake
Image caption Miley Cyrus - in emojis

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.

BBC Trending wanted to find out a little bit more about his inspiration, so we interviewed Yung Jake using - you guessed it - emojis.

And if that's not enough, here are some more of Yung Jake's creations:

Image copyright Yung Jake
Image copyright Yung Jake
Image copyright Yung Jake

Blog by Ravin Sampat and Mike Wendling

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