The smiley face was invented by a man named Harvey Ball. A company had started a ‘friendship campaign’ to get the employees to smile whenever they answered the phone, paid a claim or typed a report. They asked Harvey Ball for a support. He spent ten minutes designing this and got forty five Euro. Unfortunately neither Harvey Ball nor the company copyrighted the smiley face and in late 1960′s the smiley face became the most well-known image in the country.