1. How The Dumpling Democratized Emoji

    How The Dumpling Democratized Emoji

    Nothing remarkable about that. People have been discovering that emoji they want to use don’t exist ever since the first set of 180 such icons debuted in Japan nearly two decades ago. But Lu is a graphic artist whose primary passion is creating work that melds the worlds of art and tech, a goal that brought her from Shanghai to San Francisco by way of Sydney. She’s done work for clients such as Disney, Pepsi, and Expedia and is the creator of the drawing that became Twitter’s Failwhale.

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    1. We did some discovery and research.
    2. Given how integral dumplings are to so many cultures.
    3. Even though I was born in Shanghai and grew up in Asian culture, there are still rituals and traditions I was not aware of.
    4. Out of the variety of dumplings out there, we chose the one we chose very carefully to be used in a cross-cultural context.
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