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Buttons January 10, 2011

Posted by Samuel Snoek-Brown in Clothing & Accessories.
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Buttons. From my personal collection.

If you followed the links in the post back on World Smile Day, you might recognize these as the original smiley face design drawn by Harvey Ball back in 1963.  We’ve seen a lot of variations of the smiley face on this blog so far, and there are plenty more to come, but this classic image still seems special, I think.  There’s a certain loopy, honest feeling to those lopsided eyes and that extra-wide, dimpled grin, isn’t there?

I don’t know how I wound up with two of them, but here they are, a happy pair.

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BONUS: Summer Camp smiley December 15, 2010

Posted by Samuel Snoek-Brown in Holidays, Smiley, Web smileys.
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"Damn guess what I forgot." From the band Summer Camp's blog. (Click photo to visit their blog.)

I love the band Summer Camp.  But somehow, I almost love their blog more–each post is simply a photo, always retro, always nostalgic, and always named with the title of one of Summer Camp’s songs.

There’s a lot of awesomeness in this photo:  the guy’s shirt, his haircut, his house….  But look closely at the little girl’s t-shirt.  Is that a classic Harvey Ball smiley face I see?  Why yes!  Yes it is.

And that makes this photo glorious.  🙂