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Who Really Invented the Smiley Face? It’s supposedly the 50th anniversary (Now the 55th Anniversary) of the original design of the iconic image, but its history since then is surprisingly complex with millions of dollars at stake.
In the 1994 Robert Zemeckis film, Forrest Gump stumbles into the history books as he runs across the country. At one point, he meets a poor T-shirt salesman who, Gump recalls, “wanted to put my face on a T-shirt but he couldn’t draw that well and he didn’t have a camera.” As luck would have it, a truck drives by and splashes Gump’s face with mud. He wipes his face on a yellow T-shirt and hands it back to the down-on-his-luck entrepreneur, telling him to “have a nice day.” The imprint of Gump’s face left a perfect, abstract smiling face on the bright yellow t-shirt. And thus, an icon was born.edit on 13-3-2018 by BotheLumberJack because: (no reason given)
originally posted by: Nickn3