The Breakroom

2016 Wasn’t All Bad

December 16, 2016

It’s been a hell of a year, no matter how you look at it. Luckily, it hasn’t been all bad and we’ve done some great things at the Iconfactory over the past 12 months! You might be tempted to call this the Year of Emoji, but to us, every year is the Year of Emoji. […]

Stickers have taken the App Store by storm and today we’re pleased to announce there’s a new pair of besties you’ll be dying to download. Mallow & Puddin’ is an adorable collection of fun-filled stickers (and a fun iPhone wallpaper) that are the perfect antidote to boring chats. Created by artist Savannah Glitschka, these lovable […]

Last month we partnered with Twitter to publish an update to their Twemoji suite that covers a new set of expanded occupational and gender-based emoji. These additions were first suggested by Google to Unicode back in May of 2016 and since then they have been on track to be released with the official Emoji 4.0 […]

Since iOS 10 launched two weeks ago, Iconfactory Sticker packs have been some of the most popular and well received on the App Store. Now we’re giving you even more reasons to download and share. Select Iconfactory Sticker packs now include iPhone wallpapers! Tap the pack’s title art and then select “Save Wallpaper…” to enjoy […]

Today we are proud to announce the availability of 15 Sticker Packs on the App Store for iMessage! We’re pretty sure Stickers are going to be the breakaway hit of iOS 10, so what makes ours better than the rest? Besides having some of the best artists in the business, we’ve also taken the time and effort […]

Twitter has published an update to their custom suite of emoji – Twemoji – that covers over 70 new icons from the Unicode 9.0 specification. The Iconfactory was pleased to once again help Twitter bring these new additions to the social networking service. The update covers a wide range of subjects including an expanded set […]

There’s no denying that emoji are all the rage these days. That’s why we were excited when the producers behind Food Network’s hit reality baking competition, Cake Wars, invited us to fly to LA to help judge a special emoji-themed episode which airs nationally in the United States next week. It’s the most expressive episode […]

Facebook’s popular Messenger app launched an important update today that added, among other things, an all-new, custom suite of emoji for users to enjoy. We’re gratified to have been enlisted by the Messenger team at Facebook to help make this new icon collection a reality. This monumental effort spanned months of work and included everything […]

Over the past few years the popularity of emoji has steadily grown. Heck, you can even send your sweetheart a kissy face emoji pillow as a gift! Over a year ago, we were pleased to be able to contribute to the ever-growing popularity of emoji as we helped Twitter design and develop their own unique […]