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A stick figure, more commonly known as a stickman, is a very simple drawing of a person or animal, composed of a few lines, curves, and dots. In a stick figure, the head is most often represented by a circle, sometimes embellished with details such as eyes, a mouth or hair. The arms, legs and torso are usually represented by straight lines. Details such as hands, feet, and a neck may be present or absent, and the simpler stick figures often display an ambiguous emotional expression or disproportionate limbs.

A simple stick figure

Graffiti of stick figures are found throughout history, often scratched with a sharp object on hard surfaces such as stone or concrete walls. Stick figures are often used in sketches for a film storyboarding or on signage.

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The stick figure's earliest roots are in prehistoric art. Tens of thousands of years later, writing systems that use images for words or morphemes—e.g. logographies such as Egyptian and Chinese—started simplifying people and other objects to be used as linguistic symbols.

There is also a modern history that traces at least in part from Rudolf Modley's extending the use of figures from Isotype for commercial use. The first international use of stick figures is in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Pictograms created by Japanese designers Masaru Katzumie and Yoshiro Yamashita formed the basis of future pictograms. In 1972, Otl Aicher developed the round ended, geometric grid based stick figures used on the signage, printed materials, and television for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Drawing on those and many other similar symbol sets in use at the time, in 1974 and 1979 AIGA (commissioned by the U.S. Department of Transportation) developed the DOT pictograms—50 public domain symbols for use at transportation hubs, large events, and other contexts in which people would know a wide variety of different languages. These, or symbols derived from them, are used widely throughout much of the world today.

  • A stick figure at the prehistoric Leo Petroglyph in the United States.

  • The AIGA symbol for the drinking fountain.

  • One of Otl Aicher's stick figure signs at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Aicher's ubiquitous pictograms form the template for many subsequent designs.

  • Stick Figure example through video

You may need to display the uncommon Unicode characters in this table correctly.
Four of the Unicode stick figures, leaning right is omitted.

As of Unicode version 13.0, there are five stick figure characters in the Symbols for Legacy Computing block. These are in the codepoints U+1FBC5 to U+1FBC9.

OpenMoji supports the five characters along with joining character sequences to give the other figures a dress. For example, the sequenceU+1FBC6🯆STICK FIGURE WITH ARMS RAISED,U+200D ZWJ,U+1F457👗DRESS (🯆‍👗).

Unicode stick figure characters
Codepoint Name Character Notes
U+1FBC5 STICK FIGURE 🯅 Not to be mistaken withU+1F6B9🚹MENS SYMBOL
U+1FBC6 STICK FIGURE WITH ARMS RAISED 🯆
U+1FBC7 STICK FIGURE LEANING LEFT 🯇 Mirror images of each other.
U+1FBC8 STICK FIGURE LEANING RIGHT 🯈
U+1FBC9 STICK FIGURE WITH DRESS 🯉 Not to be mistaken withU+1F6BA🚺WOMENS SYMBOL
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Animation of a stick figure
  • The London-based graffiti artist Stik uses stick figures in his work.
  • Comics such as The Order of the Stick and xkcd depict characters in a stick figure style.
  • Stick figures are often used in animations such as those made with Adobe Animate. Such figures are easy to draw and can be traditionally animated much more quickly than full drawings. Some online cartoon series, such as Xiao Xiao, have also been made using the software.
    • Many other stick-figure animation suites allow the user to create an animation frame-by-frame or by extrapolating the intermediate frames between a start and endpoint. One example is Pivot Animator. Animations can be exported in various formats and shared online.
    • CGP Grey, a popular YouTuber, uses stick figures to represent himself in his animated videos.
  • One of Animusic's best-known animations is named "Stick Figures", the centerpiece being a robotic bass guitar with arms reminiscent to that of a stick figure, playing itself with a "tapping" method reminiscent of a Chapman Stick.
  • Alan Becker, an American YouTuber, does stick-figure animations, such as battle stories.
  • Stick Fight: The Game is a fast-paced 2D party fighting game that consists of stick-figure characters.
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  2. "Otl Aicher pictograms and the 1972 Olympic Games". Otl Aicher pictograms. RetrievedJune 21, 2020.
  3. "Otl Aicher". Architectuul. RetrievedJune 21, 2020.
  4. "Symbols for Legacy Computing"(PDF). The Unicode Standard, Version 13.0. Unicode, Inc. Retrieved8 June 2021.
  5. "OpenMoji · Library". openmoji.org. RetrievedJanuary 26, 2021.
  6. Schechner, Sam (2007-06-22). "The Joy of Sticks". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Archived from the original on 2015-04-18. Retrieved2021-09-04.
  7. Stockdale, Henry (2021-04-01). "Stick Fight: The Game Makes A Surprise Appearance On Nintendo Switch Today". Nintendo Life. Archived from the original on 2021-04-01. Retrieved2021-09-04.
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scratched with a sharp object on hard surfaces such as stone or concrete walls Stick figures are often used in sketches for a film storyboarding or on signage Contents 1 History 2 Unicode 3 In media 4 References 5 External linksHistory EditThe stick figure s earliest roots are in prehistoric art Tens of thousands of years later writing systems that use images for words or morphemes e g logographies such as Egyptian and Chinese started simplifying people and other objects to be used as linguistic symbols There is also a modern history that traces at least in part from Rudolf Modley s extending the use of figures from Isotype for commercial use The first international use of stick figures is in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo Pictograms created by Japanese designers Masaru Katzumie and Yoshiro Yamashita formed the basis of future pictograms 1 In 1972 Otl Aicher developed the round ended geometric grid based stick figures used on the signage printed materials and television for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich 2 3 Drawing on those and many other similar symbol sets in use at the time in 1974 and 1979 AIGA commissioned by the U S Department of Transportation developed the DOT pictograms 50 public domain symbols for use at transportation hubs large events and other contexts in which people would know a wide variety of different languages These or symbols derived from them are used widely throughout much of the world today A stick figure at the prehistoric Leo Petroglyph in the United States The AIGA symbol for the drinking fountain One of Otl Aicher s stick figure signs at the 1972 Munich Olympics Aicher s ubiquitous pictograms form the template for many subsequent designs Play media Stick Figure example through videoUnicode EditYou may need rendering support to display the uncommon Unicode characters in this table correctly Four of the Unicode stick figures leaning right is omitted As of Unicode version 13 0 there are five stick figure characters in the Symbols for Legacy Computing block These are in the codepoints U 1FBC5 to U 1FBC9 4 OpenMoji supports the five characters along with joining character sequences to give the other figures a dress 5 For example the sequence U 1FBC6 STICK FIGURE WITH ARMS RAISED U 200D ZWJ U 1F457 DRESS Unicode stick figure characters Codepoint Name Character NotesU 1FBC5 STICK FIGURE Not to be mistaken with U 1F6B9 MENS SYMBOL 4 U 1FBC6 STICK FIGURE WITH ARMS RAISED U 1FBC7 STICK FIGURE LEANING LEFT Mirror images of each other U 1FBC8 STICK FIGURE LEANING RIGHT U 1FBC9 STICK FIGURE WITH DRESS Not to be mistaken with U 1F6BA WOMENS SYMBOL 4 In media EditThis section appears to contain trivial minor or unrelated references to popular culture Please reorganize this content to explain the subject s impact on popular culture providing citations to reliable secondary sources rather than simply listing appearances Unsourced material may be challenged and removed August 2021 Animation of a stick figure The London based graffiti artist Stik uses stick figures in his work Comics such as The Order of the Stick and xkcd depict characters in a stick figure style Stick figures are often used in animations such as those made with Adobe Animate Such figures are easy to draw and can be traditionally animated much more quickly than full drawings Some online cartoon series such as Xiao Xiao have also been made using the software Many other stick figure animation suites allow the user to create an animation frame by frame or by extrapolating the intermediate frames between a start and endpoint One example is Pivot Animator Animations can be exported in various formats and shared online CGP Grey a popular YouTuber uses stick figures to represent himself in his animated videos One of Animusic s best known animations is named Stick Figures the centerpiece being a robotic bass guitar with arms reminiscent to that of a stick figure playing itself with a tapping method reminiscent of a Chapman Stick Alan Becker an American YouTuber does stick figure animations such as battle stories 6 Stick Fight The Game is a fast paced 2D party fighting game that consists of stick figure characters 7 References Edit Visual Design Official Report of the 1972 Olympic Games volume 1 Munich Pro Sport 1974 p 272 OCLC 1076250303 Retrieved June 21 2020 Otl Aicher pictograms and the 1972 Olympic Games Otl Aicher pictograms Retrieved June 21 2020 Otl Aicher Architectuul Retrieved June 21 2020 a b c Symbols for Legacy Computing PDF The Unicode Standard Version 13 0 Unicode Inc Retrieved 8 June 2021 OpenMoji Library openmoji org Retrieved January 26 2021 Schechner Sam 2007 06 22 The Joy of Sticks Wall Street Journal ISSN 0099 9660 Archived from the original on 2015 04 18 Retrieved 2021 09 04 Stockdale Henry 2021 04 01 Stick Fight The Game Makes A Surprise Appearance On Nintendo Switch Today Nintendo Life Archived from the original on 2021 04 01 Retrieved 2021 09 04 External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related 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