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Funny Emojis

Aziz Master of None

Have you seen these new emojis made from Old Masters paintings? I can’t stop laughing at their amazing expressions — which are so much more intense than those yellow faces.

Renaissance Emojis

“Whenever I was having a bad day at the office,” creator Molly Young told us, “I would go online and look at old Renaissance paintings — Dutch, Italian, Flemish. In the background, there were people making ridiculous faces, like faces of agony or rage. They were the faces I was feeling inside but couldn’t actually perform.” So, Molly and her partner Teddy Blanks created emojis featuring 40 faces that reflected emotions they felt on a daily basis.

Renaissance Emojis

How funny are those? Just passing along in case you’d like to spice up your texts. “Everyone I know has a really intense emotional life lurking beneath the surface,” says Molly. “These emojis are the way to show that.”

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(Top photo of Aziz Ansari in Master of None.)

  1. I love this. Downloading now!

  2. koot says...

    These are brilliant! Too bad they are not available for android!

  3. Laurie Fredheim says...

    Please, I must have these…. but I recently switched to an android phone. Those faces would have been perfect to express how It feel in this comment. Visual art, not words, is my area of expression, brilliant app.

  4. Ha! These are great, an affordable splurge. :)

  5. Nadine says...

    Funny she would see the faces in the pictures, they’re really powerful. Oh, and I learned what “me rn” means!

  6. Lizzy says...

    Ohhhh, please please make them for Androids, too! Most awesome thing I’ve seen all day.

    • Laurie says...

      Same!

  7. These are hilarious!!! I imagine someone texting, “Don’t judge me.” as they send the one in the middle.

  8. This is hilarious! I worked in an art and antiques auction house for six years and I used to take pictures of the hilarious faces of the old masters portraits and text them to my friends. I was happy to see some babies on here, people had some strange idea about how to paint babies. She could do a whole series of cats as well, there are some crazy looking cats throughout art history.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      haha, another funny thing Molly said during our phone call this morning was, “No one was better than Dutch Golden Age painters than depicting bizarre babies.” :)

  9. Stephanie says...

    LOVE THIS! I work in the art world and will be sharing with every single one of my colleagues, especially the ones in Old Masters!

  10. these are tickling me- i’m the bottom middle baby rn!
    xo, brittany

  11. Laura C. says...

    Fantastic!!! Absolutely fabulous!! But they are not available for Android devices?

  12. YES. Just downloaded. :)

    • Candy says...

      You did too? Help! Ok so how do you use them? I just got them too but I don’t see them under my emojis?

    • Sabina says...

      I am having the same problem! downloaded, says installed but can’t find them anywhere on my phone…

  13. tunie says...

    I LOVE hi-brow humor – these are so good, thanks so much for making them!!

  14. These are AMAZING! I’m sending this my my old art history professor right now!

  15. megan says...

    OK, now that I’ve purchased this who can help me add it to my iPhone keyboard? :P

    • megan says...

      Ha! Got ’em! Thank you so much. Everyone is getting one in 3, 2, 1… :D

    • Wies says...

      I LOVE THESE!! Doenloaded them immediately. But do I understand correctly they can only be used in imessage, not whatsapp?

    • Jenn says...

      Molly you should add your support link to the App Store for users. And note that they’ll have to hit the carat icon before they see the app icon. Thanks!

  16. Oh my goodness, these are BEYOND PHENOMENAL. Thanks for the share, ladies!

  17. Yessss :) Thanks for sharing!

  18. Anna says...

    Android? Please?

  19. Mary says...

    Oh dear, that boy on the bottom left is properly disgusted! 💗

  20. Natalie Brennan says...

    Love these. Laughing out loud!

  21. Crying laughing. Just sent it to all my girlfriends and I’m downloading it now.

  22. These are fantastic! I love them. Thanks for sharing!

  23. jules says...

    Just downloaded. YES!!!!