Happy Birthday Peace Sign

The Peace Sign turned 50 years old today, April 4th, 2008.  It was introduced at a British rally to ban nuclear bombs on April 4, 1958. Gerald Holtom, a graphic artist, had a simple idea:  “I drew myself . . . a man in despair . . . put a circle around it to represent the world.”  The Wikipedia adds that the symbol  is “representative of an individual in despair, with hands palm outstretched outwards and downwards in the manner of Goya’s peasant before the firing squad.”


  1. Let peace reign!

  2. today is the 50th anniversary of the PEACE SIGN and the 40th of  the DEATH OF MARTIN LUTHER KING.

    have to think about this.

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