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International Flag of Earth

michael cousins

Construction video of The International Flag of Planet Earth. The video is a part of the graduation project by Oskar Pernefeldt, 2015. Animation by: Johan Fredriksson / www.fredrikssondesign.se

PROPOSAL BY OSKAR PERNEFELDT
 

INTRO

Current expeditions in outer space use different national flags depending on which country is funding the voyage. The space travelers, however, are more than just representatives of their own countries. 

They are representatives of planet Earth.


PURPOSE OF THE FLAG

1. To be used while representing planet Earth.

2. To remind the people of Earth that we share this planet, no matter of national boundaries. That we should take care of each other and the planet we live on.

THE FLAG

The scientific study of flags is called vexillology, and the practice of designing flags is called vexillography. Both of these are an outcome of heraldry. In these practices there are different unofficial design rules/costums, about colors, placement, proportions, typography, and aestethics in general.

This proposal is accurate according to the regulations regarding flags.

SYMBOLIC EXPLANATION

Centered 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. The blue field represents water which is essential for life – also as the oceans cover most of our planet's surface. The flower's outer rings form a circle which could be seen as a symbol of Earth as a planet and the blue surface could represent the universe.

HERALDIC BLAZON

Centered on an azure field, seven circles of silver interlaced, creating a flower.