Create Your Smile Ball!

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Everyone is familiar with the smiley face icon, right? I mean it is totally ingrained in our human culture. Did you ever consider where this little yellow round humanoid face got its start in the world? I didnโ€™t until recently. In fact, I used to find them a bit annoying and at the same time strangely irresistible. Especially, when typing posts on Facebookโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Well, kids, it all started a long time ago (1963) in a far, far away land (Worcester, Mass)โ€ฆ allow me to introduce you all to the Great Great Grandpa of every emoticon you ever laid eyes on:

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Every creation has its creator. From now and forever forward, for me anyway, the smiley face will be referenced as the โ€œSmile Ballโ€ with much honor and respect for its creator, Mr. Harvey Ball.

Harvey_BallHarvey Ball, was born July 10, 1921 in Worcester, Mass, and started his career as a commercial artist when he was still in High School. Continue reading