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Here are all the new Emoji set to arrive in 2016

Another year, another step closer to eschewing the written language in favour of pictorial conversations.

The holders of the emoji, the Unicode Technical Committee, have accepted 74 new designs as candidates for the release of Unicode 9.0 - the system which unifies all picture-based text across mobile devices.

The final list won't be decided upon until the 2016Q2 UTC meeting, before the approved designs are released in June 2016.

Here's the list of designs you can expect to get your thumbs on come June, with our favourites illustrated (subject to change) in the gallery.

  • FACE WITH COWBOY HAT
  • CLOWN FACE
  • NAUSEATED FACE
  • ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING
  • DROOLING FACE
  • LYING FACE
  • SNEEZING FACE
  • PRINCE
  • MAN IN TUXEDO
  • MOTHER CHRISTMAS
  • FACE PALM
  • SHRUG
  • PREGNANT WOMAN
  • SELFIE
  • MAN DANCING
  • "CALL ME" HAND
  • RAISED BACK OF HAND
  • LEFT-FACING FIST
  • RIGHT-FACING FIST
  • HANDSHAKE
  • HAND WITH INDEX AND MIDDLE FINGERS CROSSED
  • BLACK HEART
  • FOX FACE
  • DEER
  • GORILLA
  • RHINOCEROS
  • BAT
  • EAGLE
  • DUCK
  • OWL
  • LIZARD
  • BUTTERFLY
  • SHARK
  • SHRIMP
  • SQUID
  • WILTED FLOWER
  • CROISSANT
  • AVOCADO
  • CUCUMBER
  • BACON
  • POTATO
  • CARROT
  • BAGUETTE BREAD
  • GREEN SALAD
  • SHALLOW PAN OF FOOD
  • EGG
  • GLASS OF MILK
  • PEANUTS
  • KIWIFRUIT
  • PANCAKES
  • CLINKING GLASSES
  • TUMBLER GLASS
  • SPOON
  • OCTAGONAL SIGN
  • STUFFED FLATBREAD
  • SHOPPING TROLLEY
  • SCOOTER
  • MOTOR SCOOTER
  • CANOE
  • PERSON DOING CARTWHEEL
  • JUGGLING
  • FENCER
  • MODERN PENTATHLON
  • WRESTLERS
  • WATER POLO
  • HANDBALL
  • GOAL NET
  • RIFLE
  • BOXING GLOVE
  • MARTIAL ARTS UNIFORM
  • FIRST PLACE MEDAL
  • SECOND PLACE MEDAL
  • THIRD PLACE MEDAL
  • DRUM WITH DRUMSTICKS