What a beautiful profession. Complex subjects are summarized in one picture. And also a fascinating interplay between the intention of a designer, the acceptance of the client and the projection of the user. Strong logos become public property and almost nobody realizes that they were ever made by anyone. Everyone knows the peace sign, but nobody knows Gerald Holtom. He was looking for a universal symbol in 1958 for a protest march against the nuclear bomb. He combined two semaphore signals to spell out "Nuclear Disarmament," and that symbol became the general peace sign for the world. Timeless, iconic and can be used by everyone.
A museum from Frankfurt called for a new peace symbol. Interesting question. But why develop a new static symbol? The old is iconic and known positively worldwide. We therefore developed a modern version where the symbol is not the objective, but a means to work for peace together. On the ContributeToPeace.com platform everyone can contribute to peace by giving their interpretation. We create the new peace symbol together. The more people participate, the livelier the symbol becomes. This peace symbol is never finished. It is always evolving and everyone can contribute. Just like with peace.