2010.54.3383

untitled (ecology flag)
c. 1970
10.25 in HIGH x 14.00 in WIDE
(26.03 cm HIGH x 35.56 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.
2010.54.3383


Poster is printed like a flag in green. On the right and bottom are green and white horizontal stripes and in the upper left is a yellow circle with a line.Ron Cobb created an ecology symbol which he published on November 7, 1969, in the Los Angeles Free Press and then placed it in the public domain. The symbol was formed by taking the letters "e" and "o", taken from the words "environment" and "organism", and putting them in superposition, thereby forming a shape reminiscent of the Greek letter T (Theta). [Wikipedia entry accessed 4/25/2012] This was a well-crafted effort to create an enduring icon for the new environmental movement (like the peace symbol of the UFW eagle), but it was never embraced by major organizations and was eventually abandoned. [LMC]
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