Doesnʼt Even Matter
An exhibition by Wes Noble in The Depot

A smiley or smiley-face emoticon (sometimes simply called a happy or smiling face) is typically depicted as :-) or :). The smiley is a stylized representation of a smiling humanoid face, an important part of popular culture. The classic form designed in1963 comprises a yellow circle with two black dots representing eyes and a black arc representing the mouth; internet versions typically employ a colon and a right parenthesis. "Smiley" is also sometimes used as a generic term for any emoticon. The variant spelling "smilie" is not as common, but the plural form "smilies" is commonly used.