和平的象征并没有获得专利，因此它被许多反战团体所采用。有个叫Albert Bigelow的人，一个和平主义的抗议者，他把一艘小型船只和一个核裁军运动的旗帜放在一个核试验的地方。按钮符号被派往美国1960年，由来自芝加哥大学的Philip Altbach（Jung，2011）。菲利普去了英国，作为学生和平联盟的成员（SPU）与英国的和平组织。当他从英国回来时，他影响了学生和平联盟成员接受和平的象征。在1960至1964年间，大学校园里售出了数以千计的和平按钮，到了和平时期结束时，和平标志被普遍接受，没有国界和国际界线。
The peace symbol was created by a British sketcher Gerald Holtom in the year 1958. The symbol was designed in the month of February and was introduced to all in the month of April. The symbol became famous very soon. The symbol was used for the first time at Aldermaston Easter Peace Walk in England. The symbol was designed is such a way that it represented two letters “N” and “D” by holding the symbol at different positions. The letters “N” and “D” stands for Nuclear Disarmament. This is why in Britain the symbol was considered as a logo for Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).Now the symbol is so famous and universally accepted that it is used by most of peace campaigners during their rallies and marches.
The original drafts of the design of the symbol are kept at school of peace studies situated at Bradford University (Goldstein, 2014). At the university the draft symbol displays the death of a man and an unborn child. The peace symbol is designed with the help of naval cypher of semaphore – the cypher words were N and D which represented Nuclear Disarmament. The letter N was shown with the help of two flags in which the arms of the person holding the flag are downwards and forms an angle of 45 degrees. The letter D was formed by the person by holding one flag in arm which is upwards and the other one towards down direction. With the combination of these two figures, the peace symbol is designed.
The symbol of peace was not patented and hence it was adopted by many of groups who were in anti-war campaigns. There was a person known as Albert Bigelow, a pacifist protester who floated a small boat fixed with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament banner into the locality of a nuclear experiment. Buttons with symbols were sent to US in the year 1960 by Philip Altbach from University of Chicago (Jung, 2011). Philip went to England as a member of Student Peace Union (SPU) to meet with British peace group. When he came back from England, he influenced the student peace union members to accept the peace symbol. In the year from 1960 to 1964, thousands of peace buttons were sold in the university campuses and by the end of the period the peace symbol was universally accepted with no national or international boundaries.