Mary Anne Pennington
After listening to this segment I decided to take a few minutes to stop what I was doing and redesign the peace sign. I have always felt a sign for peace should be a bit more opened up in appearance than closed inside of a circle.
I took a literal approach and took the circle and lines apart and used the exact pieces to put them back to gather in a new way. The funny thing is I created this person with arms open as if to embrace for a hug, a sign of love and comfort, but actually looked a great deal like the female sign.
I played around a bit more with the angle of the lines, which created an arrow pointing to a united circle, a symbol of completion and connection. Unity. It still appears to be an individual with open arms.