Monday, February 21, 2011

The Smilies

Okay, I am officially defeated and haunted by these cutest of cute yet slightly unnerving smiley faces in bowler hats.  I have tried every Google search I can think of, scoured Flickr and berated myself for not recalling that one reference to them I did briefly see out there in the ether of internet street art commentary.  Arghhh these faces they taunt me, they sit there waiting and they see me coming, and smile down at me as a reminder of my failed detective work to date.  Well either that or I am being paranoid, self referential and melodramatic.  Either way can someone please put me out of my misery and tell me who does these? The prize of the title official far  superior sleuth awaits whoever can answer this, as does the satisfaction of helping the needy and slightly pathological.  






5 comments:

deansunshine said...

I have been seeing lots more of these popping up in st.kilda lately!!

The Fitzroy Flasher said...

They are so cool. I wonder if they have traveled west as well? They have crossed the river!

peter said...

i get the feeling its durban poison aka dp. look in flickr below:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/56065416@N07/galleries/
some nice stuff is in that lane, plenty of space for more...

broocee said...

I think they can be credited to Durban Poison (DP) or he may just be a fan of my collection....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/56065416@N07/galleries/72157626162912736/
keep up the great work!
Bruce

The Fitzroy Flasher said...

Thanks a Heap Peeps! I am also loving some new 'Mexican' kinda pieces kind of Cacti kind of people with long faces/big ears, big color and bubbles - will post soon...quite difficult to explain them!