Smiley A Little Smiley For Me

21 Feb
To quote LL Cool J, “don’t call it a comeback, I been here for years.” You can say the same thing about the Smiley face, (capital “S” or small “s”) created in the early 1960’s by several artists claiming they designed it including Harvey Ball who was paid $45 to design it for an employee morale boosting campaign for the State Mutual Life Assurance Company.

The Smiley is making a comeback in large part to the forthcoming Watchmen movie which I for one am very excited to see. And Jon Savage from The Guardian files this very interesting article about the smiley face symbol.


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