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We’re finally getting midcentury modern emoji

Whether you love or hate this now-ubiquitous style, everyone can use an Eames lounger sticker.

We’re finally getting midcentury modern emoji
[Images: Death By Modernism]
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Humankind is slowly but surely making progress, and you can see it, perhaps most clearly, in our emoji. We’ve ditched the gun emoji and added gender-fluid emoji. We’ve even achieved a taco emoji (to some complaints, but hey, we got it!).

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But what about midcentury modern fans? We’ve been stuck with chairs sourced from a circa 1850s farmhouse and lighting from the Edison era. Don’t we deserve better?

[Image: Death By Modernism]

Indeed, thanks to the retailer Death by Modernism, we can have it. The company commissioned a set of 12 midcentury modern emoji, which you can add to iOS or even Slack to enhance your communications with icons of midcentury furnishing design.

Technically, these aren’t part of a unique keyboard, as many emoji are, but a sticker pack. But that still means you can drop them into most text conversations at will—and it also means you don’t need to settle for a single chair emoji when there are so, so many options, including the Panton S-Chair, the Eames lounger, or the Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio.

The new set even includes a Bitmoji-like shot of midcentury power couple Charles and Ray Eames. If that’s not worthy of a #relationshipgoals hashtag, I don’t know what is.

About the author

Mark Wilson is a senior writer at Fast Company who has written about design, technology, and culture for almost 15 years. His work has appeared at Gizmodo, Kotaku, PopMech, PopSci, Esquire, American Photo and Lucky Peach

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