A brief history of the strangest emoji

Emoji is the world’s fastest growing language, and like any other, it’s not without its quirks.

Meet “man in business suit levitating” 🕴, a real emoji (Unicode code point U+1F574) with a fascinating music and tech history. Here’s an infographic I made to share the story:

Hat tip to the excellent Newsweek article and The Specials fan website that inspired this, and Wikipedia for the images. This was a great excuse to learn InDesign, and use a font I made 🙂