You're probably already bracing yourself for the giant animated emojis exploding onto iOS 10 devices this fall, but before that happens check out this set of real-life billiard balls painstakingly painted by hand to look like a everyone's favorite emoticon faces.
"Poolmoji" is the work of Jean-Baptiste Henri Franck Cyrille Marie Le Divelec (JB for short), a French creative that recently moved to Shanghai to work at a marketing agency. When the office acquired a pool table, JB and a group of his coworkers got together to design and hand-paint fifteen of their favorite emoji expressions onto the balls.
Tired, astonished, grimacing and head-bandaged faces are all part of the set, and I have to say they look pretty funny rolling around on a pool table - it really takes the "animated" element to the next level. To accompany a photo gallery of the Poolmoji project, the team also created a bunch of GIFs that show the set in action, which you can check out below.