Happy (and peaceful) Friday

Photo: Arlo Guthrie
Arlo Guthrie during a 1969 show at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts
Photograph by Bettman/CORBIS

A new National Geographic book, Peace: The Biography of a Symbol by photographer 
Ken Kolsbun and journalist Michael S. Sweeney, takes a look at the famous sign.

The peace symbol was the brainchild of a British designer, Gerald Holtom, seeking an emblem for an anti-nuclear-weapons march in London in 1958. It superimposes the semaphore signals for N (nuclear) and D (disarmament) and has become known the world over.

The book is interesting and the pictures, as always from National Geographic, are stunning and thought provoking. A timely reminder for our world right now.

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