This Vietnam moratorium logo badge was produced between 1965 and 1975 and is in the Powerhouse Museum’s collection in Sydney. The Moratoriums began in 1969 and reached a peak in 1970 to 1971. Throughout its existence, the Moratorium movement identified itself by this sunburst symbol, which came to be used not only by the Moratorium but also by other organisations and groups which supported its aims. The sunburst symbol was chosen by the Moratorium convenors as a striking and memorable design, easily visible in crowds, an important criteria for an identifying badge. Moratorium posters were usually printed in strong colours, often orange and blue or vibrant red and black. This poster was issued by the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, Sydney.
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