Turns out, the peace sign does not have a clear history.
The most popular, positive and well-supported story is that it was designed by a British graphic artist, Gerald Holtom in February of 1958. He was asked by a Nuclear Disarmament group to create a symbol for them.
The symbol combined the flag positions (semaphore) of N and D — for Nuclear & Disarmament — in a circle, which was meant to symbolize unity or eternity.
This symbol became a universal symbol for peace sometime in the 1960s.
Isn’t it cool how peace symbols are everywhere now? Go to any store and you’ll see bags, t-shirts, jeans and more with “PEACE” and the symbol on them!
Peace, iTwixie girls!