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AnOther's Favourite Emoji

To celebrate the impending arrival of new Emoji, AnOther's friends and family share their current favourites

The rainbow and tempura prawn are longstanding favourites fo
The rainbow and tempura prawn are longstanding favourites fo Illustration by Olivia Domingos

It's July and there's something big happening this month: the arrival of a new batch of emoji. Last month, the Unicode Consortium — the organisation that sets the standards for the near-omnipresent icons we know as emoji — announced the new symbols (including a middle finger) that will appear in its 7.0 update.

To celebrate, we invited some of AnOther's favourite personalities to reveal their all-time favourite emoji, with illustrations by Olivia Domingos.

Jefferson Hack loves ice cream; likes to be positive; is alw
Jefferson Hack loves ice cream; likes to be positive; is alw Illustration by Olivia Domingos
Hair stylist Sam McKnight is a keen gardener
Hair stylist Sam McKnight is a keen gardener Illustration by Olivia Domingos
Artist Quentin Jones says she likes to end most obnoxious te
Artist Quentin Jones says she likes to end most obnoxious te Illustration by Olivia Domingos
Stationery extraordinaire Present & Correct says the smiley
Stationery extraordinaire Present & Correct says the smiley Illustration by Olivia Domingos
Fashion director Katie Shillingford always has great hair -
Fashion director Katie Shillingford always has great hair - Illustration by Olivia Domingos
Photographer Ben Toms chose the peach which is often mistake
Photographer Ben Toms chose the peach which is often mistake Illustration by Olivia Domingos
Artist Julie Verhoeven says she is very unadventurous in her
Artist Julie Verhoeven says she is very unadventurous in her Illustration by Olivia Domingos
Editor Nancy Waters chose family and the paper clip to repre
Editor Nancy Waters chose family and the paper clip to repre Illustration by Olivia Domingos

Compiled by Laura Bradley