Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Origins of the Peace Symbol

A bit of knowledge to amaze your your friends with at parties:

"The peace symbol was born from the flag positions that represent the letters 'N' and 'D' used to communicate nuclear disarmament. Gerald Holtom, a graphic designer who figured that the British anti-nuke movement would gain more traction if it had a logo, settled on this final approach and the symbol was developed."

Huh! How 'bout that.

Read more about it on Symblogogy, posted when the peace symbol turned 50 back in March.

Posted by Amy Shaw for Greenjeans.
Image sourced here.

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