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Come Back Again Smileys Button Museum
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WELCOME! COME BACK AGAIN!
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Illustration of a face with big white and black eyes and a smile with red text above it and green text below

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STANDARD PUBLISHING 7805 LITHO USA

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"Welcome" is a greeting often used when a customer enters a place of business. "Come back again" is a salutation often stated by the worker of the place of business towards the departing customer. 

The classic yellow smiley face is comprised of a yellow circle, two black dots for eyes, and a black arc ending in serifs for a mouth. It was designed in 1963 by commercial artist, Harvey Ross Ball. Ball was commissioned by The State Mutual Life Insurance Company to create a happy face to raise the morale of their employees. His version was created in 10 minutes. The design was printed onto more than 50 million buttons. Neither Ball nor the company copyrighted this smiley, so it was continually used by other businesses in their promotions.

The design and concept are quite simple and was definitely used before Ball’s 1963 version. However, his has become the most iconic. Variations have been used for advertising campaigns and in popular culture ever since.

In internet culture, the smiley face is often represented by a colon and a parentheses. :)

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About Harvey Ball. (n.d.). Retrieved September 12, 2020, from https://www.worldsmileday.com/index.php/article-index/item/380-about-har...

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