Posts Tagged ‘Smiley Face Emoticons’
The history of smiley’s can show you where smiley’s got their start. Smiley’s are something that are used almost daily by many people without a thought of their origination. When you understand how the smiley was developed you may have a better understanding and appreciation for the smiley’s that you choose to use each day.
The exact source of the Smiley is disputed, but it appears that a self employed animator from Massachusetts was the creator of the first smiley. This animator was Harvey Ball and he was approached by a company named the State Mutual Read the rest of this entry »
Smiley Face Clipart
In this article I will present a brief yet concise explanation on the history of smiley face clip art and their evolution.
The first ever illustrated/graphical smiley face emoticon was designed in 1964 in Worcester, MA by a man named Harvey Ball. He did not simply do this for fun, there was a specific purpose which was for a client who was attempting to ease the transition of two companies following a merger. But that’s not the beginning!
The earliest recorded use of characters and symbols to represent emotions was in 1857 when Read the rest of this entry »
Smiley Face Symbols
Relax, it is finally official. Money CANNOT buy happiness.
The blissful news arrived in a ruling handed down against WalMart in early 2008 by Judge Timothy C. Batten Sr. in Atlanta.
The learned adjudicator found that even with the support of two hundred thousand dollars worth of pseudo scientific arguments from an actual smiley face consultant (similar to an elf translator), the retail behemoth could not claim ownership rights to the ubiquitous happy face.
Whew! Chock one up for The courageous Judge B senior and all mankind…
Smiley Faces Emotions
Emoticons are showing up everywhere! They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and emoticons are a picture. They are the facial expression of a mood depicted by punctuation and letters that form an image and help convey the writer’s intended message. The facial expression of an emoticon enhances the depth of plain text in a way that touches a reader on the emotional level. It is a visual message to the reader that words alone cannot express. In speaking for itself, an emoticon is a visual expression that requires no explanation.
Ever wonder Read the rest of this entry »