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1,000+ Emojis And Graphics You Can Use In Commercial Projects For Free
By Mikelle Leow, 29 Oct 2018
Images via OpenMoji
Oftentimes, you’ll come across clients who would like to invoke emojis in their campaigns. Apple’s proprietary emoticons are typically a no-go unless you reach out to its legal office for consent, so you’re left with two choices: recreate your own graphics or download stock alternatives.
At long last, there’s a free option. For a school project, students of the Interaction and Communication Design facility in the University of Applied Sciences in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, have created ‘OpenMoji’, a massive collection of open-source emojis and icons that are actually pleasing to the eye.
Thus far, the series comprises over 1,000 handcrafted emojis spanning several categories. They all fall under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, which means they can be shared and adapted to fit commercial projects as long as the graphics are attributed.
The collection is also created “from a designer’s point of view,” so all the emoticons follow a single style guide for consistency.
What’s interesting about ‘OpenMoji’ is that it goes beyond standard unicode to introduce more icons that are relevant to current events. For instance, there’s a ‘Trump’ emoji.
For various purposes, they can be downloaded in PNG, SVG, OTF, and sticker formats in colored and black-and-white versions.
Of course, these graphics not only function as emojis, but they can also be incorporated in projects that call for colorful lined illustrations, as shown in the samples below. Check out ‘OpenMoji’ to download the freebies.
‘Zombie’ emoji. Image via OpenMoji
‘Person climbing’ emoji. Image via OpenMoji
‘Cow’, ‘deciduous tree’, and ‘ewe’ emojis. Image via OpenMoji
‘Man mechanic’, ‘woman pilot’, ‘woman firefighter’, ‘woman technologist’, ‘man scientist’, and ‘police officer’ emojis. Image via OpenMoji
‘Shooting star’ and ‘flying saucer’ emojis. Image via OpenMoji
‘Bottle with popping cork’ emoji. Image via OpenMoji
‘Blowfish’, ‘fish’, ‘goldfish’, ‘shark’, and ‘tropical fish’ emojis. Image via OpenMoji
‘Sport utility vehicle’, ‘automobile’, ‘delivery truck’, ‘minibus’, ‘articulated lorry’, ‘taxi’, and ‘police car’ emojis. Image via OpenMoji
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