Way before Notes & Nerds web hosts Nathan Smith and Eric Schuetz sported the devil horns and the live long and prosper hand symbols, there were the two iconic men that created them. Those two men were Ronnie James Dio and Leonard Nimoy.
Ronnie James Dio ( Ronald James Padavona), was a heavy metal vocalist and songwriter. He was the front man for DIO, Black Sabbath, and Heaven and Hell. He is credited as the creator of the "devil horns" hand gesture in metal culture.
Leonard Simon Nimoy was an actor, film director, and poet. He was best known for his role as Spock from the Star Trek Franchise. The most recognized, and unique symbols that Spock used was the Vulcan salute. Nimoy created this sign that meant "Live Long and Prosper".
Nathan Smith and Eric Schuetz of Notes and Nerds use the two iconic hand gestures to pay tribute to the iconic men that created them.