Friday, 20 November 2009


Constructing meaning from visual images When computers became more accessible, the emoticon appeared. It was a way of informing others of the tone of voice of a particular section of text. The letterforms and glyphs are used to create an image to represent a facial expression, acting as a visual metaphor. We can communicate a whole range of emotions through emoticons such as anger, happiness, shocked etc...

- sample of Emoticons, created around the 1980's

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