The origins of the peace sign

The BBC has an article on the peace sign, which recently turned 50 years old.Origins of the peace sign

What was really interesting was its origins, apparently it was created as a symbol for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the the 1950s. The designer (Gerald Holtom) decided to combine the semaphore symbols for N (for Nuclear) and D (for Disarmament) to form one of the most widely recognised protest symbols.

Very nice, using “military” symbols to form a anti-war sign :)