SmileyWorld introduces ‘Nu Icons’ for Spring Summer 2015 at Bread & Butter Berlin

Nu Icons embraces Smiley’s past and mashes it up with our digital future.

This new and innovative apparel concept is ergonomic, bold and to the point, designed for the digital native where NuSmileys can be scaled across a multitude of media. It is expressive in its messaging and striking in its appearance. Utilising graphics across primary and bright colour palettes, often with fluorescent highlights, with a lean towards Smiley’s electronic music past and the nu rave movement. Whilst also creating a new digital music legacy for the present and future.

This collection is inspired by video gaming, clubbing and new media and features fluorescent and bright colours feature across 90’s inspired retro-feel designs, with fun slogans and bold prints leading the way. Pink, orange, yellow, green and monochrome pieces include crew neck t-shirts, long sleeve tops, vests and jumpers

For girls, cute captions including ‘love’, ‘be mine’ and ‘lucky’ feature alongside smileys transformed with heart and four-leaf clover digi-prints, while for boys there are more boisterous words such as ‘rebel’, ‘strong’ and ‘awesome’.

The Smiley Nu Icons illustrations are thick, regular and angled to compliment digital media’s natural design simplicity and immediacy.

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SMILEY SHOWCASE LATEST COLLECTIONS AT BREAD & BUTTER BERLIN

Smiley are delighted to return to this year’s Bread & Butter trade show in Berlin after a 2 year hiatus, to showcase the latest collections to the most influential buyers, designers, press and fashion insiders in the industry.

For SS15, Smiley will be launching its latest offering from premium streetwear collection Smiley London and debuting Smiley World ‘new icons’, an apparel collection inspired by digital emoticons.

Smiley will also be exhibiting its latest technical accessories including sunglasses, headphones and skateboards.

These Smiley collections all take inspiration from the brand key influences; music, urban street culture, and colour, each of which is reflected throughout the brands stand design, which incorporates bright yellow colours, metallic mannequins and metal fixtures, the stand also has a futuristic feel.

Bread & Butter is one of the biggest trade shows in Europe, with 600 brands exhibiting over 3 days from the 8th-10th July at Berlin Tempelhof, and a public viewing in the evenings. This internationally prevailing trade show provides a creative marketing and communication platform for selected brands, labels and designers from the progressive segment that is unrivalled throughout the world.

 

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2014 Mother’s Day gets happy with SMILEY!

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If you are looking for that special present for Mother’s Day, look no further, as Smiley has the perfect gift to make mums smile.

From fun t-shirts to unique jewellery, practical kitchenware to stand-out accessories and even quirky gadgets, Smiley has gift ideas ranging from £2-£250 so there is something to suit every budget and style.

Make her the happiest mum in the world and spoil her with a Smiley gift this Mother’s Day.

Keep Smiling 🙂


Human brain now registers smiley face emoticon as real facial expression

 

 

 

According to new Australian research recently published in the journal Social Neuroscience, Emoticons such as smiley faces are a new language and are beginning to change the way our brains operate. “Emoticons are a new form of language that we’re producing,” says researcher, Dr Owen Churches, from the school of psychology at Flinders University in Adelaide, “and to decode that language we’ve produced a new pattern of brain activity.”

 

According to Churches, faces are very special from a psychological point of view. “Most of us pay more attention to faces than we do to anything else,” says Churches, who has been studying the neuroscience of face perception for several years.

 

“We know experimentally that people respond differently to faces than they do to other object categories.” He says when we look at an image of a real face, we recognise the position of the mouth relative to the nose and the eyes, and as a result very specific parts of the brain are activated.

 

When this image is inverted, we get another specific pattern of brain activity. Churches wanted to find out if the same applied when we looked at a smiley face emoticon, which is a stylised representation of a smiling human face.

 

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/

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H&M and SMILEY menswear capsule AW13

The high street giant H&M once again uses the SMILEY yellow icon for a new menswear capsule!

After a successful collaboration for womenswear, the Swedish fashion brand and the happy smiley face, launch a unique new range for men, perfect to bring a smile on a cold winters day for everyone who wants to look cool and be warm!

A camo sweatshirt and grey melange knitwear feature for H&M not forgetting the smiley baseball cap!It’ll be smiles all over the H&M stores this Christmas..!

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SMILEY at Brand Licensing Europe 2013

This week The Smiley Company is at BLE- Brand Licensing Europe 2013 trade show at London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre to showcase the new and exciting ranges launched over the past year and the thrilling opportunities to come for the future.

Presenting our two core brands, Smiley and SmileyWorld, the yellow smiling face drives Visitors into our dual universes of positivity, happiness and self-expression via our globally recognised icons and artworks.

At the stand number E120, by 15th to 17th october, Smiley will introduce to pubblic his best collaborations and Licensees, like Etam for lingerie and nightwear, Pony for shoes, Esprit for apparel, Nici for kids accessories… and much much more like Our Smiley London collection for woman and man, skateboards, homeware, stationary…

Come at BLE and discover the colourful world of Smiley and all our iconic high quality products!

 

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London Fashion Week: SMILEY & Anya’s Hindmarch’s SS14 collection

As part of Anya’s Hindmarch’s SS14 collection, a cheeky and Smiley inspired collaborative piece was launched at the end of her galactic catwalk show.

Drawing inspiration from the plastic bag made most famous in New York, Anya worked with Smiley to create a luxury python Smiley face shopping bag, printed with “Have a nice Day. Thank you!”

Presented from hanging wires, several of the must-have fashion accessories for 2013/14 were displayed between flying models and giant Smiley zorbals in the ceiling at the glamorous Central Hall in Westminster.

Named the ‘Happy Shopper’, it’s typical Anya’s British twist of humour to translate such a easily available plastic product into a desirable and limited edition piece which had heads turning on the final day of London Fashion Week.

For more information on the collection and Happy Shopper availability, visit http://www.anyahindmarch.com/

 

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