This is a symbol of unity, a symbol of strength, and a symbol of humanity.
The peace sign was designed by Gerald Holtom, a professional designer and artist and a graduate of the Royal College of Arts.
“I was in despair. 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 formalized the drawing into a line and put a circle round it.”