A Flag for Planet Earth
Flag designed by James Cadle in 1969
I've been doing a bit of independent research on different interpretations of the "flag of the earth." It's been interesting to see what you find cached away on the internet—dreams, ideas, interpretations. As we as a species move closer to being cosmo-formed space dwellers I've been thinking a lot of what a branded representation of the planet, its humans, its culture, its life, should look like. Will our solar system one day have a flag of unity with the growing federation of planets?
In a single symbol rests the hope of planetary unity and connection with worlds around us. As a citizen and designer I would suggest a project is started to explore and research a proper emblem to take with us across the event horizon of the future. I think this must be one of the most difficult design projects, to create a design that speaks to every human spirit and stirs them toward a common cause and greater unity—from the many to the one.
I've done a hefty chunk of research on the topic thus far, I'll be posting with more notes and examples in later posts.