I really, really don’t like them. One of my colleagues shared this video from Tendril, the motion design studio that is responsible for creating the new emojis, and while they look great in the video, at larger sizes and with proper lighting effects and textures, I don’t think they’re especially fit for purpose.
- The higher level of detail doesn’t resolve as well as the simpler design of the original emojis – especially with higher resolution monitors.
- The lower contrast ratio between the new 3D emoji bases and their details make the details much harder to distinguish. The see/hear/speak no evil emojis look like brown blobs at actual emoji size.
- Some of the emojis (e.g emo boy) seem to animate non-stop, which is super distracting. (Arguably a failure of WCAG 2.1 2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide?)
100% all of the bullets in this comment. Designed at a large size, and don’t scale well to the size actually needed