Alternative Name(s): Button

This badge was made circa 1979 - 1986 and used around the same time. It was part of a collection of buttons assembled by donor while active in left-wing politics at University of Melbourne 1979--86.

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 button - yellow background, red spiky edged round face with black lines for eyes , nose and mouth.Black writing around rim. Fastening pin - a nail attached at one side of back - and locking at opposite side. - yellow metal back.

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