Welcome to the blog. This is the place to keep up to date with all the latest news about the birthday of the Peace symbol.
We're very proud to see peace featured on A Brief Message, a site which features concise viewpoints on design in the real world.
The article was written by Kate Ward, who designed the Peace: 50 Years of Protest book. Kate discusses the copyright free status of Holtom's peace symbol, and ponders how this affects the design process.
The article is beautifully illustrated by Chris Rubino.
Read Kate's article in full here.
We're pleased to report that peace signs are coming in from all over the world, and we're publishing them on the site as soon as we can.
Happy Birthday Peace is getting attention around the web, for example on theNation.com – read their blog here.
Please keep them coming!
London's Trafalgar Square could be home to a giant 100ft (30.5m) illuminated peace sculpture, if artists Bob & Roberta Smith win the commission to crown the square's one empty plinth, the Guardian reports.
The plinth has been empty for 150 years, but is now used to display specially commissioned works. Bob & Roberta's wind-powered illuminated peace sculpture is competing against five other ideas, including a sculpture of meerkats which artist Tracey Emin describes as representing "unity and safety".
Find out more about the commission at fourthplinth.co.uk.
Our book Peace: 50 Years of Protest is nearly finished and is already available to pre-order from Amazon. Published by Anova Books in the United Kingdom and Reader's Digest in the US and Canada, Peace tells the story of the enduring power of what was originally designed as the official sign for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in England.
Find out more about the Peace book and get a sneak preview of the cover and insides here.
Originally created for the first anti-nuclear demonstration march from London to Aldermaston in 1958, which was also the birth of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, the symbol created by graphic and textile designer Gerald Holtom was constructed using semaphore signals for the letters N and D.
In March 2008 CND will be celebrating their 50th birthday with a conference on nuclear issues to be held in London between February 16 and 17 2008. For further details on other CND anniversary activity visit http://www.cnduk.org/pages/diary.html