[smile] A design for Life … Jon Savage on the Smiley Face symbol … ‘It may seem weird that such a bland symbol should be used to convey emotion, in such a way that creates as much distance as real empathy. But then there is something powerfully archetypal about an image of a happy face that resembles the sun. Infantilisation or greater communication, joy or horror: the Smiley can encompass everything.’

Jon Savage on the Smiley Face Symbol

This entry was posted on Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 pm and is filed under Art, Life, Watchmen.

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