0.3.0 represents a significant step forward in getting your gay, furry and weird emoji anywhere. It also includes a much bigger (and more permanent) range of colour modifiers and many design improvements designed to improve the readability of many existing emoji.
Here are all the sketches from 0.2.4, and a very long commentary. I am now making notes as I’m making the emoji, so giving you commentary is more efficient more detailed, and less scary to post at the end of a version because I have all the content already available.
Remember, sketch file names are just the date they were begun, so there will be disjointedness from file to file. Enjoy!
Here’s an overview of the current accomplishments of the project, and where I’d like this project to go for the next year and beyond.
It’s Mutant Standard’s 1st birthday today! 🙌 🎊
In honour of this, Mutant Standard 0.2.5 is a party-focused update. It also brings even more quality improvements.
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.
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)
This is a huuuge maintenance and improvement update. I’m really proud of it and I’m so happy to share it with you all! ^w^
This update was originally going to be focused on aquatic creatures and lizards until I got tired of doing animals, so it has a wide assortment of things instead.