So several years ago when the smiley face came about it was designed by a guy in Seattle. The guy never had it copy righted. Imagine how well he'd be living today. I don't know about other states but our 4th of July, 3rd of July and New Years has so many smiley face in the fire works show. thats what made me think of the guy or girl. I wonder if the pet rock had a copy right from the original guy and I wonder if he was a total stoner?