Gerald Holtom: Peace Symbol

Creator: British designer Gerald Holtom, created the Peace Symbol in 1958.

Purpose: This image was originally designed to represent the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. The design is an iconic version of the flag semaphore alphabet for the letters ‘N’ and ‘D’ representing Nuclear Disarmament.

Icon Manifesto

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Source

The story behind the Peace Symbol design at Wikipedia

Wikipedia and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament