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For the last fifty years, Smiley has served as a beacon of hope and positivity as they've encouraged the world to take the time to smile. What started as a happiness promotion in the France Soir newspaper to draw attention to positive news stories has blossomed into a movement that has shaped the way that we share happiness and express ourselves. In the decades since that first Smiley appeared on the page, the brand has gone on to shape musical generations, social movements, and popular culture. With a feel-good philosophy at their core, Smiley has partnered with some of the world's leading brands to bring their message to life through clothing, gifts, campaigns, emoticons and other happy moments. In celebration of this joyful milestone, Smiley presents an exciting look back on their first 50 years with their new book, Smiley: 50 Years of Good News, featuring a compendium of their most exciting collaborations, a look back at moments in history that gave us a reason to smile, and more. AUTHORS: Franklin Loufrani is the President and Founder of The Smiley Company. He has spent over five decades working in journalism and senior positions within the licensing industry. It was in 1971 that Franklin Loufrani became the first person to trademark the Smiley face. On Saturday 1 January 1972, French newspaper France Soir printed Loufrani's 'good news' campaign. He used the now-iconic Smiley to highlight feel-good news in a host of Europe's leading newspapers. He called the design "Smiley" and launched The Smiley Company, a licensing company that became dedicated to spreading good news and happiness and positivity. Nicolas Loufrani, Franklin Loufrani's son, joined The Smiley Company in 1997 as the vice president of marketing, and has been the CEO since 2001. Prior to working in the family business, Nicolas had an impressive career in the high fashion working with Saville Row tailor, Ozwald Boateng. His knowledge on trends, cutting-edge design and the fast-evolving world of technology helped revolutionise The Smiley Brand. As part of many philanthropical initiatives spearheaded by Nicolas over the years, he launched Smiley Movement in 2018, a not-for-profit managed by The Smiley Company. A good news journalist, writer and cultural curator, Australian-born Liam Aldous is based in Ibiza, Spain. Working as Monocle Magazine's Spain correspondent since 2011, he also collaborates with high-end fashion house LOEWE for whom he has written books and directed films. 200 illustrations

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ISBN13: 9781649800312
Format: Hardback
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Publication Date: 1 May 2022
Publisher: Assouline
Publication City, Country: United States
Dimensions (cm): 27.7(H) x 19(L)
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