Current Price: £1.04
Number of Pages: 20
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Emojis have slowly been integrated into our culture these past few years through the popularity of the iPhone, and have become a commonly used language throughout our texts, statuses, tweets and general digital communications. The word Emoji was even added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013, (also, the "Face with Tears of Joy" symbol was awarded Word of the Year in 2015) so it looks as though these little Japanese-created symbols are well and truly here to stay. There seems to be Emoji everything nowadays; phone cases, t-shirts, necklace charms, even cushions. In fact, here's my youngest son Max with his prized "Poo Cushion".
Anyway, it was only a matter of time before someone made an Emoji colouring book, and this job fell to Gerard McCarey: avid colourist and owner of the popular Instagram account, MajesticColoring. He has created a 20-page digital download of various Emoji mandalas, each made up of a variety of symbols from the keyboard we all know and love.
As this is a downloadable PDF file, I obviously can't tell you about paper quality or any of the usual physicalities. The file costs just over £1 to download, and for 20 mandalas that's got to be a steal. Each one is packed with a mixture of Emojis and has the benefit of being detailed but not excruciatingly so.
It's fun and easy colouring that everyone has a reference point for on their phones or tablets, but if you're like me and spend too much blasted time on the things already, you probably won't even need to check :)
Here's my finished mandala, coloured with various alcohol markers.
You can find this book on MajesticColoring's Etsy page.