January 23, 2015 10:50 AM EST

Most Emoji enthusiasts would agree that selecting the right one is an art form — and rapper Yung Jake is truly taking that idea to the next level.

Using a new site called emoji.ink, he’s been creating impressively lifelike portraits of celebrities ranging from comedy icons like Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld to rappers like Wiz Khalifa and Cam’ron. It may sound like a silly gimmick — but these portraits actually incorporate a striking attention to detail and a clear sense of creativity.

Naturally, when we reached out to Yung Jake for more information about his artistic process, his response was riddled with Emoji:

See some of the best portraits above and check out the rest on Yung Jake’s Instagram.

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