The smiley face, which Nirvana has owned the trademark to since 1992, first appeared on a flyer for the Nevermind release party in 1991. The Marc Jacobs version features an M and a J instead of Xs for its eyes, and it reads “HEAVEN” instead of “NIRVANA” in a typeface similar to the band’s Onyx font.
The “Bootleg Redux Grunge” collection features items originally shown for Perry Ellis in 1993, including sweaters, socks and shirts.
Check out a comparison of the two designs below.
Nirvana Sues Marc Jacobs for Stealing Smiley Face Design https://t.co/2ZElDAxQve
— TMZ (@TMZ) December 28, 2018