Ready to stay ahead of the trend and incorporate stickers into your designs? Here’s a collection of our favorite sticker-style designs:
DIY: Want to make your own sticker set? Check out this tutorial for creating a sticker set in Adobe Illustrator on Tuts+.
Left to right, top to bottom. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Messenger. (source – emojipedia.org.)
For example, all emoji icon sets have a smiling face with smiling eyes icon. The icon is part of a standard set and has specific design requirements, such as the closed mouth and eyes.
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“Emoji sets must have assets made for each icon,” says Kate, a content specialist for Envato. “They work a bit like an alphabet.”
Unlike the individual items (listed above), these designs are all available for unlimited download with a subscription to Envato Elements:
“Stickers are different to Emojis because there’s a focus on character or conversation theme and not just the facial expression,” says Kate. Unlike emojis, stickers can include props and text.
If you’re new to stickers, they’re basically big bold graphics used like emojis. What makes stickers different from Emojis is that they don’t need to represent a pre determined list of symbols because they’re not part of the unicode standard.
You may have noticed an explosion of stickers on major social networking platforms and messaging apps.
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“Today is also a chance for Americans, especially our young people, to say thank you for all the things we love from Japan. Like karate and karaoke. Manga and anime. And, of course, emojis.” – President Obama, 2015 address
Tuzki sticker set. Image: stickerstelegram.com The Best Sticker Sets to Download
Dove and Snaps collaborated to create the Dove Love Your Curls emoji campaign which drove 278% lift in purchase intent and over 2.76M content shares.Dove believed curly haired women were under-represented in the Unicode emoji keyboard, and Dove wanted a way to reflect them in visual communication.
Stickers on the other hand are included as part of messaging apps and work like reaction images. Stickers can represent a range of concepts and can include text and animations.
Snaps partnered with Lady Gaga to release GagaMoji, a wild and fun iMessage sticker pack containing 52 animated stickers and GIFs featuring content personalized by Lady Gaga herself. GagaMoji stickers represent every aspect of Lady Gaga’s iconic lifestyle, illustrating her favorite catchphrases like YAAAS GAGA, It’s gonna be lit and flying through space with rainbow boots.
#PepsiMoji incorporates the essence of Pepsi — the brand’s iconic globe shape and the colors of blue, red and white — for a universal language that is proprietary to the brand. Over 600 PepsiMoji designs were unleashed in multiple mediums – from over 1B bottles and cans to sunglasses and stadium appearances – in more than 100 markets globally.
by Brittany JezouitJuly 11, 2017October 19, 2017Envato ElementsGraphic DesignMobile DesignWeb Design
We might be behind in identifying this trend. According to Slate, emojis haven’t been cool in Japan since 2015 – the same year that emojis were making their way to the White House in the United States:
But are stickers really ‘the new emoji’? Check out this ad from Apple to highlight the iPhone 7, which encourages you to say it with stickers:
Snaps help Dunkin Donuts power more than 500k content shares and drive 2M impressions across iMessage, Kik and other messaging platforms. Dunkin works with Snaps to create stickers for fans to speak in true Dunkin’ language by sharing delicious donuts, hot & iced coffee, munchkin classics and donut sayings.
Nickelodeon with NickSplat Keyboard. Forget high fives, we’ve got the Ren & Stimpy butt clap. Feeling like a #winner? There’s Aggro Crag! Plus, cool stuff from Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Rocko’s Modern Life and your other favorite ‘90s (and beyond!).
Snaps partnered with USC to the Fight On Keyboard! The USC Trojans keyboard works with all fan’s favorite apps: Hangouts, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, email, and more.
Plus, a list of our best downloadable sticker designs, video templates, and more.
In other markets, messaging apps also demonstrate the popularity of stickers. In Thailand, the set of bear stickers for Line, a popular messaging app, have inspired backpacks, toys, and more. In China, Tukzi (a rabbit character) is the default sticker set.