The International Flag of Planet Earth(

over 8 years ago from Hugo Costa

  • Bob CBob C, over 8 years ago

    I like that he stayed away from a literal global like on the United Nations flag and took a more metaphorical approach. After all flags for countries are rarely geography based either. It also circumvents many issues on what countries should be positioned where. :-)

    10 points
    • Hawke BassignaniHawke Bassignani, over 8 years ago

      I think that for a flag that humans will see and care about, it’s great to go metaphor (since we live here; we know what it literally) looks like.

      If an alien came across our flag, I’d rather that it be a picture of our planet with its continents or even a diagram of our solar system… or a star map. It would be clearer to someone/thing that had never been to Earth if it looked like the thing they were looking for.

      (Unless of course the aliens are hostile… in which case, a map to where we live might be bad).

      But this is all assuming that alien organisms see the same light spectrum that we do and are land-walking. (I.e. the UN map is mostly a map of landmasses, but maybe these aliens are water-based… or air-based… or really small or really big?)

      Now I’m just rambling.

      Serious Designer Thoughts

      4 points