The Trend Report: Sign of the Times

Is there a more universally recognized symbol than this, created by graphic designer Gerald Holtom on April 4, 1958, for use in a British disarmament protest? “I drew myself, a man in despair,” Holtom said, “and put a circle around it.” Though we’d proudly wear a peace button to celebrate the symbol’s 50th birthday, we’d rather put on Dean Harris’s gold peace-sign drop earrings ($475; or lean against Project X2’s silk peace-sign pillows ($245; 305-573-0308) to show our support.