Alternative Name(s): Button

The Smiling Sun logo was designed in 1975 by Anne Lund, who was part of the Danish Organization for Information on Nuclear Power. The cheerful image was used alongside a polite phrase in order to express cordial dissent and to stimulate dialogue. Within a few years, it had been translated into more than 50 languages and since then it has acquired international recognition as the most famous anti-nuclear symbol. Not only was it heavily employed in campaigns of the 70s and 80s, but it has also been adopted by anti-nuclear movements of the 21st century. Most common variations are 'Nuclear Power? No thanks' and 'Uranium? No thanks'.

Physical Description

Circular shaped badge. The background colour is yellow. Around the edge there are inscriptions in black print. In the centre there is a picture of a red sun with a face. The back is gold coloured metal. The fastening is a pin.

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