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March 16, 2013

Who Really Invented the Smiley Face?

Created 50 years ago in Worcester, Massachusetts by the late Harvey Ross Ball, an American graphic artist and ad man.
Ball came up with the image in 1963 when he was commissioned to create a graphic to raise morale among the employees of an insurance company after a series of difficult mergers and acquisitions. Ball finished the design in less than 10 minutes and was paid $45 for his work. -- Design Decoded

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 16, 2013 4:41 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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