Tuesday, August 26, 2008

50 Years Of The Peace Symbol

A protestor wears the CND symbol on his sunglasses during a 'Ban the Bomb' march from the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment in Aldermaston to Trafalgar Square, 18th April 1960. Photograph: John Franks/Hulton Archive.

The designer behind the CND sign would be spinning in his grave - now half a century old, it is more often seen on catwalk models than protest marchers.

The British artist Gerald Holtom, creator of the CND sign, penned a solemn note to Hugh Brock, editor of Peace News, before its first public outing on a London peace march in 1958. "I was in despair," he wrote, explaining how the symbol came about. "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 formalised the drawing into a line and put a circle round it."

Read the entire Clare Coulson piece over at 50 Years Of The Peace Symbol.

That's Right,


Thanks to David Gianatasio at The Guardian UK.

Socialize Liberally. Drink Conservatively.

Check out this timely series of posters from Boston agency Arnold for the Jack Daniel's brand.

The tagline is, "Socialize liberally. Drink conservatively."

There's a few more over at Thanks to Ad Freak.

That's Right,


Thanks to David Gianatasio at Ad Week.