Gerald Holtom

Gerald Herbert Holtom (20 January 1914 – 18 September 1985 was a British artist and designer. In 1958, he designed the Nuclear Disarmament (ND) logo, which was adopted the same year by the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), and later became an international peace symbol.

The peace symbol, also known as the Nuclear Disarmament symbol or ND symbol, was created in 1958 by British artist and designer Gerald Holtom as a visual representation of a person with outstretched arms in a downward V shape, combined with the semaphore signals for “N” and “D” (representing “nuclear” and “disarmament” respectively), to symbolize the hope for nuclear disarmament and peace in the wake of the Cold War arms race.