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Posted 5/26/15 , edited 5/26/15
Swedish student and artist, Oskar Pernefeldt, officially proposed the International Flag of the Planet Earth on May 2015.



"The design of the flag consists of seven rings intersecting each other and a deep-blue-sea in the background. The rings are centered on the flag forming a flower in the middle, representing life on Earth. The intersection of the rings represent that all things on Earth are linked directly or indirectly. Finally, the deep-blue represents the ocean and the importance of water for life on Earth."

Here's a video describing how the flag was created: https://vimeo.com/127694736

The flag's main purposes:
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.
3) The creator predicts it will be eventually used in Mars landing in 2025 or in a future colony on that planet






Looks really nice honestly, hope we really do use it.
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Posted 5/26/15 , edited 5/26/15
It looks dazzling. All we need is an Anthem.
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SportingNightRaid wrote:

It looks dazzling. All we need is an Anthem.


earth, oh lovely earth, once a wonderful green and blue planet, now doomed to fall to humanity, as they waste this planet's resources
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Posted 5/26/15
Great. Now we just need to run into aliens or form a single worldwide government, and we'll have a reason to use it.
Posted 5/26/15 , edited 5/27/15
Looks kinda boring.
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Posted 5/26/15 , edited 5/27/15
Aldnoah zero deja vu

people colonize on mars and martians will start killing everyone on earth
Posted 5/26/15 , edited 5/26/15
A flag that represents all of Earth? I truly apologize if this sounds closed-minded or uncooperative, but that seems supremely presumptuous.

We're too diverse to have one symbol that represents Earth. Heck, i'm not sure I'd even like the level of uniformity that makes such a thing possible. Furthermore, do we even have a right to represent the Earth? I can understand representing humanity, but the Earth?

Even looking at that design, I get the symbolism and meanings, but just in appearance the symbolism almost makes it look Eurocentric. I understand that it isn't (just representing the oceans), but still.

But maybe i'm just an old fogey. I get that we need to work toward greater understanding, but I think we should try to fix some pressing issues before we decide on a worldwide symbol. But that's just my opinion, obviously.
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Posted 5/26/15 , edited 5/27/15
I always liked the UN flag myself.
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Posted 5/26/15 , edited 5/27/15
Wouldn't it be easier to just get a flag with the Earth on it?
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Posted 5/26/15
Still waiting for an alien invasion before Imanity bands together behind the great leader named Aura who ends up destroying the dastardly Reapers, manages to get every female crew member in his quarters, and resets things to how they should be. One day it will happen... one day.
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Posted 5/26/15 , edited 5/28/15
I like the explanation for what it symbolizes, but the design looks too plain to represent such a diverse planet. I think this flag does a better job at representing the human race:
Posted 5/26/15
Heh looks like one of the symbols from some video game like SupCom2 that represents a race.. the first step to interstellar war complete.
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Posted 5/26/15 , edited 5/26/15
So he couldn't come up with something other than...circles? Please... a child would have done a better job than this. Just slap a picture of a globe on it and call it a day.

He basically just used the Israeli flag but with circles instead of triangles.
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Posted 5/26/15
What makes you think it looks Eurocentric? Just curious.
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Posted 5/26/15
i like the idea & purpose behind the flag but not sure the design is well done
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