BORN ON THIS DAY

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HAR­VEY BALL (1921-2001). The Amer­i­can artist be­hind the now-ubiq­ui­tous smi­ley face spent just ten min­utes on the de­sign. He was paid $45 and did not copy­right his cre­ation. Af­ter his death, his son Char­lie said: ‘He left this world with no apolo­gies and no re­grets, happy to have this as his legacy.’

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