The design for the familiar crow's-foot-in-a-circle we know as the peace symbol was completed February 21, 1958, by British
artist Gerald Holtom. After doodling around with several versions of the Christian cross set in a circle, Holtom hit on the
This had a couple things going for it. First, it was a combination of the semaphore signals for N and D,
standing for Nuclear Disarmament. N is two flags held in an upside-down V, and D is one flag pointed straight up and the
other pointed straight down. Second, the crow's-foot has an ancient history as a symbol of death and despair — it looks
like somebody spreading his hands in a gesture of defeat. The circle, finally, can mean "eternity."
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