I voted for 3 but 2 is showing as bolded for me. If you guys are right and it bolds the one you voted for, this is definitely screwed up.
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11/4/06 at 8:49pm
|MM: What elements/aspects of breastfeeding did you hope to convey?
MD: I wanted the icon to accurately convey a child nursing on his mother's breast rather than being held by a mother or parent. I wanted the image to be feminine. I wanted to give the impression of breast on the icon (the space between the baby's arm and his/her chin), without having to show a breast in its entirety. While I feel that breastfeeding and breasts are natural, I didn't want to alienate those people who may have a more conservative view about exposing breasts, since this image could be released into the public domain.
MM: What do you hope your symbol conveys?
MD: I wanted the symbol to communicate to the public quickly, at a glance. I knew that it might be reduced to a small size and I didn't want the integrity of the design to be compromised by the small scale. Therefore, I designed an icon that could be recognized from a distance. I also wanted the design to be reversible in color—allowing the child to be blue and the mother white or vice versa—in order to match the other international icons for baggage claim, bathrooms, telephone, information desk and so on. I didn't want the symbol to be a departure from these other international symbols, lest it confuse the public into thinking that it was something other than a public service icon.
I really like #3 (I voted for it when there were 12, too). I think the baby's arm suggests breastfeeding; at least my dd sticks her arm up like that, but not when I'm just holding her.
I'm glad number 3 won, some might want something that looks more natural and really like breastfeeding, but we need to look beyond our own limits and clearly, something more graphic wouldn't fly in say saudi arabia. And I believe the contest wanted a sign that would be used internationally.