Peace symbol turns 50 today

0 Posted by - February 21, 2008 - Blog, Design, Visual art

Democracy Now reported this morning that the peace symbol turns 50 today. Fifty years ago a British textiles designer created the symbol out of the letters “N” and “D” to stand for nuclear disarmament. The symbol was used in the anti-nuclear campaigns in the UK and quickly spread global, becoming the internationally recognized symbol for peace.

Some folks have created a website, Happybirthdaypeace.com dedicated to the symbol’s birthday, with oodles of info and media, including various versions of the design from all over the world.

Peace.

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