► From plastic grocery bags to original emojis to household goods and paraphernalia, the yellow smiley face is an iconic mark of modern culture.

In 60 pages, The Sm;)e Book compiles work from 70 artists, including Banksy, the Chapman Brothers,  Alicia McCarthy, and James Joyce. Source: Colossal.

While initially intended to cheer up a small company in Massachusetts, the smiley face’s positive message now reaches across the world. 
What began as an unusual assignment for graphic designer Harvey Ball  in 1963 eventually turned into a world-famous symbol of happiness. 

► Brands tags by Yossi Wallner.

► A common phenomena in the US, Russia, and Canada are bronze statues 

 Lecturimatges - Reading illustrations.