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In The Spotlight. There was a problem completing your request. The smiley symbol itself, of course, goes far further back—all the way towhen graphic designer Harvey Ross Ball created the symbol for the State Mutual Life Assurance Company now Allmerica Financial Corporation in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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Cancel Submit. That kind of happiness was contagious. Add to list. But in the US, the rave was just getting started—and the smiley became a totem for the scene as a whole. By the middle of the decade, smiley stopped signifying general rave culture, and became synonymous with two specific musical styles.