London, United Kingdom
The universally recognized (and easy-to-reproduce) peace symbol, called the “most famous postwar logo without commercial purpose,” turns 50 years old tomorrow. The symbol, created in the United Kingdom by the irascible pacifist Twickenham textile designer Gerald Holtom a half a century ago (for the fledgling British disarmament movement), still radiates emotion as it approaches its momentous anniversary. Read an interesting backgrounder in the Ottawa Citizen here, and watch an informative historical narrative video here. (Thanks Marie-Oline Oliver).
Images: stills captured from the video.