Did You know that the current Peace sign is not about peace at all?
In the 1950s the “peace sign”, as it is known today (also known as “peace and love”), was designed by Gerald Holtom as the logo for the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) a group at the forefront of the peace movement in the UK and adopted by anti-war and counterculture activists in the US and elsewhere. The symbol is a super-imposition of the semaphore signals for the letters “N” and “D”, taken to stand for “nuclear disarmament”, while simultaneously acting as a reference to Goya’s The Third of May 1808 (1814) (aka “Peasant Before the Firing Squad”).
The truth is that Symbol was invented long before Holtom got his idea. The earliest known sequential listing of the full set of 24 runes dates to approximately AD 400 and is found on the Kylver Stone in Gotland, Sweden.
Please take a moment to watch this short (5 mins) documentary on the history of the Peace Sign!
Original Video: Was euch die Schule verschweigt
I have created an apparel collection for peace signs, to raise awareness.
To Join our Planet’s biggest and most important movement on this planet, you can
+ Supporting my work (buying my apparel)
+ share video (from YT or from this blog)
+ If you are an artist or DIY person you can create related Art & Craft with explanations to share awareness (send me a link to your post, I would love to see your works!)
+ Talk about it to your friends and family
+ Join Peace Mediation