When Project Ploughshares was first founded in 1976, our logo was an illustration of the bronze sculpture “Let Us Beat Our Swords into Ploughshares,” located in the North Garden of the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It depicts a man using a hammer to beat a sword into a ploughshare, a literal interpretation of the quote from the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 2, verse 4: “and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn war any more.”
Almost 20 years later, in 1995, the logo was changed to incorporate the dove, an international symbol of peace, and to simplify the look.
Since we introduced our last logo in 1995, the internet—and social media—has profoundly changed not only how we obtain the news but how we interact with each other. Today, the average person is inundated with a flood of data at a rate the world has never seen. Our new logo is simple, clean, and stamps us firmly in the 21st century.