The Infamous Painted Series 'Happyplz' Internet Icons

 - Sep 22, 2010   Updated: Aug 17 2011
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The 'Happyplz' Internet Icons are quite well known amongst the Internet culture, despite the artist's attempt to remain anonymous. Found on the near-impossible-to-navigate website 'Bearnini,' these strange but adorable pieces of emoticon art are definite conversation starters.

The intrigue behind these 'Happyplz' Internet Icons is in their symbolism. These little yellow smiley faces appear to be created using the finger-painting technique, making them more personal than the emoticons used in regular online communication.

Implications - Emotion is a highly influential element that when used appropriately, can help companies sell a variety of products. Companies who use sentiment in their designs and campaigns are more likely to relate to consumers.