Last Friday Max Lynch sent out this tweet:
I'm still not over Apple killing the best emoji there ever was pic.twitter.com/gVOMhEP3Mn
— Max Lynch (@maxlynch) March 15, 2018
Inspired by an idea that first came to my mind after seeing these emoji compositions using the 😎 emoji, I quickly replied that it’d be perfectly possible to (visually) create this new emoji by using a combination of the existing 👨, 🎩, and 🔎 emojis.
Not soon thereafter I quickly knocked on up on codepen:
At the base is one
<span> element that contains the 👨 emoji. Using
::after I then inject the 🎩 and 🔎 emojis and position them absolutely on top of the 👨 emoji.
And then … I got distracted. And created some more compositions:
Due to the fact that I’m using
::after here, I’m limited to only two “decorations” per base emoji. Next to positioning the emojis some also got rotated, flipped, or even clipped to form a better match. I’m especially happy with the “cool lisping geek” and “smoking king” ones 🙂
Do note that this will only work on macOS/iOS as other platforms use other emojis. If you’re on another platform, be sure to check out the reference image.