Ziggy Marley Launches Emojis Line
12/07/2016 by Larson Sutton
Multiple Grammy-winning reggae legend Ziggy Marely continues to diversify his creative outlets. Next up is the musician’s foray into the tech space. Following this year’s release of his latest Grammy nominated album, Ziggy Marley, and publishing a cookbook of personal and family culinary favorites, Marley will delve into virtual graphics, introducing the world’s first line of reggae-themed emojis. In a partnership with Emoji Fame, Marley curated and developed two series of the popular communication icons inspired by and reflective of the reggae culture and lifestyle, as well as Ziggy’s own particular interests.
With imagery ranging from symbolic nods to Jamaica, soccer, and of course, music, the reggae star offers a pair of colorful collections: the Ziggy Marley pack and the Ziggy 420 pack (17+). The 420 pack carries a recommended age for use thanks to such iconography as a rolled joint and love for a marijuana leaf. “While working on these emojis, we strove to harness the infectious positivity that Ziggy Marley brings to the world via his music,” said Gavin Rhodes, co-founder of Emoji Fame. “Fans can now share that energy in emoji form with Ziggy’s Rasta Mojis.”
Marley, as well, is excited to have yet another medium to reach and entertain reggae lovers. “Emojis offer a way to communicate without words,” said Marley. “I am very blessed to introduce my own way of expression which I have personally created along with Emoji Fame. I know everyone will enjoy using these emojis as much as I will. One love.” The emoji packs are available worldwide via the Apple store today (December 7th) @ ZIGGY MARLEY and ZIGGY 420