Culture Vulture: Show and tell more with emojis

As text messages increasingly use human gestures to convey emotional nuance, emojis are gaining popularity as a legitimate form of communication

Imagine reading a novel told entirely through symbols, icons and logos. Actually, you don't have to - a 112-page "novel" by renowned Chinese artist Xu Bing does just that.

Book From The Ground: From Point To Point recounts the day in the life of an office worker using thousands of pictograms such as emojis, arrows, punctuation and images of objects such as toilet paper, alarm clocks and tea cups.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2019, with the headline 'Show and tell more with emojis'. Print Edition | Subscribe