Smile Harness

Peter Kimmel
Submitted by Peter Kimmel November 19th, 2009
Certifikitsch Winner

“Great for Holiday get-togethers with family, friends, and co-workers, the Smile Harness will turn that frown upside down. And keep it that way! No more worries about showing any unacceptable emotion, the Smile Harness will keep you happy all day long!”

5 Responses to “Smile Harness”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    Well, I must say I’ve never seen this before. Somewhere between a bungee cord and a garter someone had a vision and successfully executed upon it. Is this actually manufactured and, if so, what year was it made and where did you find it? I hope the photographer got this in one shot.

    Very lovely art direction by you as well.

    • Peter Kimmel

      Peter Kimmel

      Thanks for the compliment!
      The Smile Harness was created by a San Francisco artist (the young woman in the accompanying insert photo). It was an example of her art piece entry into a 2006 San Francisco art gallery (The LAB) exhibit that I also participated in. The theme of the show was to create “small format multiples” of a creative idea or art piece. My entry was a postcard duplication of one of my photo-based graphic art pieces. The show challenged artists to create a piece for the show by subverting and manipulating a theme to their own ends. I was quite taken by the sardonic humor, the uniqueness, and the pure functionality of the Smile Harness. I had to have one.