The Untold Story Of The Peace Sign 

“I was in despair. Deep despair. I drew myself: the representative of an individual in despair, with hands palm outstretched outwards and downwards in the manner of Goya’s peasant before the firing squad. I formalized the drawing into a line and put a circle round it. It was ridiculous at first and such a puny thing.”
–Gerald Holtom on designing what came to be the international symbol for peace

Via FastCoDesign

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