In this vivid design by master graphic designer Milton Glaser, the iconic peace sign is shown with an electric current arcing between the upraised middle and index fingers. Advocating “Safe Energy Now,” Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE), the group for which the poster was created, opposes the use of nuclear energy and promotes a non-nuclear future following the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear accident in the US. MUSE raised funds for its cause with its Concerts for Safe Energy.
Milton Glaser (1929-2020) was born in New York City where he spent a long and illustrious career as an artist, illustrator and graphic designer. He was one of the founders of Push Pin Studios in 1954 which became known for its innovative designs. His prolific works include not only this impressive poster but also the I ❤ NY logo, the iconic Bob Dylan psychedelic poster and the logos for DC Comics and Brooklyn Brewery. His artwork has been featured in numerous exhibits and placed in permanent collections in many museums worldwide. He was the first graphic designer to receive the National Medal of the Arts Award, which was bestowed on him by President Obama in 2009.