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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The Happy Human (originally the Happy Man is a secular icon and the official symbol of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), a world body for Humanism, and has been adopted by many Humanist organisations and individuals worldwide. Its origin was a competition organised in 1965 by the British Humanist Association to find a symbol for itself. The winning design was created by Denis Barrington.

The trademark is still held by the British Humanist Association, which freely licenses use of the symbol by bona fide Humanist organisations worldwide. A great many Humanist organisations use the symbol or an adapted version of it.

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