How American culture went nuclear — without us realizing it

August 6, 2015 6:07 AM

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How American culture went nuclear — without us realizing it

It was designed in 1958 as the logo for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, formed after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, 70 years ago Thursday, followed three days later by the bombing of Nagasaki. Over time, the logo was appropriated — as symbols often are — and redefined.

The peace sign is actually a combination of semaphore signals (flag code) for the letters N(uclear) and D(isarmament). Trippy.

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