The big fight over Coexist

The big fight over Coexist

The Coexist logo is famous on bumper stickers and around the world — but it’s also at the center of quite a few battles. Vox’s Phil Edwards looked into it…Read the full article here:

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When Piotr Mlodozeniec designed the first Coexist logo, he had no idea how quickly — and how far — it would spread. His design for Museum on the Seam became iconic, and it was also closely copied by a designer t-shirt company, worn by U2s Bono on stage, and aped by hippie bumper sticker makers — all without his permission. This is how it happened and what the Coexist logo really means. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app.

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20 Responses

  1. Michael Pesavento says:

    Hi,,it was his idea and so his intellectual property and he should benefit
    from any proceeds. The records of the contest in Israel will provide
    evidence for his claim.Thanks

  2. Haider says:

    The sign of Islam is not the Crescent. There’s is no sign for Islam!! Get
    your facts straight. If it’s on some Muslim country’s flag doesn’t mean
    that it represents the religion of Islam. Islam doesn’t have a sign. We
    don’t symbolize.

  3. Ronni Turnip says:

    unstable cereal

  4. Il Scungilli says:

    There’s only one symbol on that idiotic sticker that can’t get along with
    the rest.

  5. quadrophoebia - says:

    it’s my cover picture on Facebook lol, sorry Piotr #copyright

  6. Hot Dang says:

    I liked the end when you just had the signs together

  7. Zarrakon says:


  8. Apple Fallup says:

    I HATE that idiot bumper-sticker/meme!

  9. Vanta Music says:

    The best thing out of Poland: The Witcher

  10. The Doge says:

    Religion is Cancer.

  11. Natasha Ahmed says:

    Wait, hold a sec..America stole someone else’s idea? NOOO, that is entirely
    new information (Phoebe)

  12. Robert Ellis says:

    Give the rights to the logo to the artist. Also give him a percentage of
    any money made with the logo. I’ll say 80% because the art is what sells
    the product, and thieves should suffer. And after all of that money gets
    moved around have all religions represented sue him for using their symbols
    so this shitstorm can go to full power.

  13. Rakadityas 97 says:

    The narator isn’t speaks clearly

  14. Minhaz Saeed says:

    Coexist ☪oe✡is✝

  15. eg13000 says:

    I disagree with him on the point making something good better doesn’t
    always ruin it. sometimes it does make it worse but other times it’s how
    progress is made.

  16. Evan Hosley says:

    Did he say Montpellier the way I think he did? It is pronounced

  17. Mason-AKA SmokeKing94 says:

    you can’t coexist with people who want to kill you.

  18. Y2Kvids says:

    East wants its swastikas back, the you trio can coexist. It would be east v

  19. Влади́мир Ива́нович says:

    Thanks for making this video. It would’ve really meant a lot to Piotr :)

  20. Jack Strait's Unofficial Channel says:

    I agree, the peace symbol and gender stuff shouldn’t be in the poster.
    Coexist is all about tolerance and respect, yet they have the nerve to add
    all this non-religious junk to it.