[Ed. – As long as it doesn’t have Obama’s likeness, no problem.]
Does Earth need a flag? Perhaps not, at least not until we have another planet on which to plant it (or another civilisation with which to exchange diplomatic stationary). But that doesn’t mean actually designing one is a pointless process — as proven by the results of a new project to do exactly that.
Oskar Pernefeldt of the Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden, designed a new flag for the world as part of his graduation project and it’s already causing a stir online.
The flag is a combination of seven interlocking rings on an ocean blue background, is stately but modern, and is illustrated with a stunning selection of images depicting humanity planting the flag on Mars and waving it at the World Cup.
Pernefeldt describes is as follows: “Centred in the flag, seven rings form a flower — a symbol of the life on Earth. The rings are linked to each other, which represents how everything on our planet, directly or indirectly, are linked.”