Wednesday, April 15, 2009
THE HAND-GESTURE PEACE SIGN
is thought to have begun in europe during world war II
when a V for victory - and not to be confused with the
catholic gesture of benediction - was painted on walls
as a symbol of freedom from occupying forces.
the sign was widely used by peace movements in the
1960s and 1970s as a symbol of victory for peace and truth.
I found this from this web site http://www.designboom.com/contemporary/peace.html.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
GEORGE IS ALL ABOUT PEACE AND LOVE AND WELL SMILEY FACES! GEORGE STARTED IN 1971 THAT WAS REALLY WAS NOT THAT LONG AGO.SO THINK ABOUT THE PEOPLE BEFORE WERE,THEY WERE GEORGELESS! GEORGE LIKES MAKING UP COOL NEW WORDS LIKE FIDDLE NUT WHICH IS ANOTHER WORD FOR CLUB!GEORGE IS AWSOME SWEET FUNNY AND STUPID! SO U ALWAYS FEEL SMRT ARUOND HIM!
Monday, April 13, 2009
From wikipedia we learn that the smiley face origins are very interesting.
The very earliest known examples of the graphic are attributed to Harvey Ball, a commercial artist in Worcester, Massachusetts. He decided to design the face in 1963 for the State Mutual Life Assurance Company, which wanted an internal campaign to improve employee morale. Ball never attempted to use, promote or trademark the image; it fell into the public domain in the United States before that could be accomplished. As a result, Ball never made any profit for the iconic image beyond his initial $45 fee. Also in 1963, a children's cartoon series titled The Funny Company began airing on television, which also featured a version of the smiley on the caps worn by the animated children.
David Stern of David Stern Inc., a Seattle-based advertising agency also claimed to have created the smiley. Stern reportedly developed his version in 1967 as part of an ad campaign for Washington Mutual, but says he did not think to trademark it.