OnMilwaukee and LocaMoji have released five new Milwaukee-themed emojis featuring local celebrities of all shapes, sizes, colors and renown. People can take all kinds of paths to become a local celebrity, whether it's becoming a particularly beloved food vendor, a winner of numerous awards or just a devoted dedication to your tan lines. But it also helps if you're on TV.
Featured among the local celebs were Molly Faye and Tiffany Ogle, the two chipper hosts of the TMJ4 show, "The Morning Blend," and attorney David Gruber, whose charismatic smile paired with his rhyming catch phrase, "One call, that's all" has elevated him to Milwaukee celeb status.
As the artist behind the LocaMojis, the ladies of the Morning Blend invited me to sit on the big yellow couch with Gruber and unveil the newest designs.
Also included in the update, just in time for the start of basketball and hockey season, is the famed Milwaukee Bucks great, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the team's mascot Bango performing a sweet dunk and Milwaukee Admirals' mascot, Roscoe. Give it up for, Roscoe!
LocaMoji is available for iOS and Android. You can download and send these and over 100 other Milwaukee-themed emojis at LocaMoji.me.
Watch the Morning Blend segment below.
Jason McDowell grew up in central Iowa and moved to Milwaukee in 2000 to attend the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
In 2006 he began working with OnMilwaukee as an advertising designer, but has since taken on a variety of rolls as the Creative Director, tackling all kinds of design problems, from digital to print, advertising to branding, icons to programming.
In 2016 he picked up the 414 Digital Star of the Year award.
Most other times he can be found racing bicycles, playing board games, or petting dogs.