I made this poster about Gerald Holtom for a project in 2013, but ended up not using it. I just found it again and thought I would post it here. Gerald Holtom was a British artist and conscientious objector. He designed a nuclear disarmament logo for the first Aldermaston March, organised by the Direct Action Committee against Nuclear War on Easter weekend in 1958. The symbol was a composite of the basic semaphore signals for the letters N and D – for “Nuclear Disarmament”. The symbol soon became the official logo of the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), and eventually became an international symbol for peace.
To download and print the poster click here.