In February, 1958 Gerald Herbert created the symbol iconic of the 1960′s hippie culture and the American peace movement. The peace sign.
A graphic artist and peace activist, Herbert saw the symbol as “The representative of an individual in despair, with palms outstretched outwards and downward.”
Soon the symbol was everywhere in many countries and came to be the mark used by numerous causes, most notably the U.S. anti-war movement.
The peace symbol is also called St. Peter’s Cross and is said to show the upside down crucifixion of Sr. Peter by the Romans.
So after 54 years the sentiment still holds true and the need is certainly there — “Peace, Man.”