0.2.3 sketches

The sketch progression for the shark emoji

Here are the sketches behind the emoji in 0.2.3 and some of my commentary on how they went for this version.

I think from now on, I will be batching the sketch posts to every few versions. It just works out easier for me to do it this way.

Remember, the dates on each sketch is simply the start date, not the end date; I can be picking at an emoji sketch for months before I actually release that particular emoji.

Enjoy!~

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Gender binary toilet signs won’t be in Mutant Standard.

Mutant Standard's gender-neutral toilet icon (an iconographic representation of a toilet viewed from the front) and a WC icon.

Mutant Standard’s toilet symbols: a gender neutral toilet icon and WC.

 

The binary gender toilet icons will be joining various other Unicode Standard emoji that will outright not be included in Mutant Standard, such as police officer, border patrol, family ZWJs and others. You can see the full list and reasonings for them here.

 

Gender-segregated bathrooms reinforce negative and damaging stereotypes about male and female genders while also acting as a bludgeon against gender-nonconforming and non-binary people, policing their appearance and behaviour.

They don’t really make sense and they don’t correspond to how people perceive gender, as highlighted by the ridiculous backlash against transgender people using bathrooms that best correspond to their gender identity.

🚻 has been replaced with a gender-neutral toilet icon and 🚾 is also in Mutant Standard. (both pictured above)

 

 

Mutant Standard S1 sketches

These were all spun off really quickly in the space of a few hours and mostly derivatives of other emoji, so there isn’t much in the way of process sketches.

The bottom row is where the actual finished emoji sit.

(This file also has a personal think_dzuk emoji and a think_mutant emoji which were made as gags, but not intended to be an actual part of the S1 release).