The First Peace Buttons

Here’s something interesting I didn’t know, from DesignBoom about the history of the peace symbol:

– The anti-nuclear emblem or the peace sign was invented on the request of Lord Bertrand Russel, head of the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
– The first peace symbol badges (pictured below) were made by Eric Austin, using white clay with the symbol painted black.
– They were distributed with a note explaining that in the event of a nuclear war, these fired pottery badges would be among the few human artifacts to survive the nuclear inferno.

peace buttons

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