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Peace Sign! Where Did It Come From?
April 11, 2010
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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!

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