A design project, in partnership with NASA, may have birthed a new flag to represent the planet Earth, one that pioneers may plant into the surface of Mars on a planned mission for mid-2030. The Earth flag was conceived by graphic designer Oskar Pernefeldt from Beckmans College of Design in Sweden, as part of his graduation project, called ‘The International Flag of Earth’. But this isn’t just any graduation project, as Pernefeldt had help from major companies such as LG and BSmart, while NASA were also involved.
Pernefeldt explained his design in an interview with Wired:
“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, [is] 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.”
It’s a sleek design, certainly, but it’s hardly this:
Maybe we’ll have to wait until the United Federation of Planets is formed first.
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