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Posted 5/26/15

dotsforlife wrote:

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.


https://vimeo.com/127694736
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Is it just me or does the blue in it make you extremely sleepy?
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Sorta a humorous symbol. Sorta a joke. Its basically the symbol for toxic waste rotated 60 degrees in both directions. Stating that right now our future is unwritten, but go one direction or another and all is lost.
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Posted 5/26/15

dotsforlife wrote:

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.


Here's the creation of the flag, there's more thought behind it than you think: https://vimeo.com/127694736
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LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:


dotsforlife wrote:

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.


Here's the creation of the flag, there's more thought behind it than you think: https://vimeo.com/127694736


If you need that much time and thought put into this design I have to question ones thinking skills...
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Posted 5/26/15

dotsforlife wrote:


LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:


dotsforlife wrote:

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.


Here's the creation of the flag, there's more thought behind it than you think: https://vimeo.com/127694736


If you need that much time and thought put into this design I have to question ones thinking skills...


You'd be surprised at the amount of thought behind symbols and symbolism in general.
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Posted 5/26/15

LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:


dotsforlife wrote:


LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:


dotsforlife wrote:

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.


Here's the creation of the flag, there's more thought behind it than you think: https://vimeo.com/127694736


If you need that much time and thought put into this design I have to question ones thinking skills...


You'd be surprised at the amount of thought behind symbols and symbolism in general.


For a country it wouldn't be so bad but it will still only be relevant to those who knew the meaning behind it. For an entire planet, this does little to the imagination or understanding for anyone.
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Just use the UN flag
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nanikore2 wrote:

Just use the UN flag


The UN flag only represents the UN itself and its members. This design represents the Earth and humanity in general.
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nanikore2 wrote:

Just use the UN flag


The UN flag only represents the UN itself and its members. This design represents the Earth and humanity in general.
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seekerperson7 wrote:

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.


people don't have a right to represent their own home? If they can represent a country why can't they represent the planet that the country resides on? lol
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Posted 5/26/15
Here. Problem solved.

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Posted 5/26/15
Personally I would've used the Earth flag from Futurama.
That flag just looks stupid...

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Thought we already had this one?

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Posted 5/26/15

mikey_vela wrote:

Personally I would've used the Earth flag from Futurama.
That flag just looks stupid...



Yeah but then you'd get people whining about how it looks too similar to the US flag.
Posted 5/26/15

IShouldBeStudying wrote:

people don't have a right to represent their own home? If they can represent a country why can't they represent the planet that the country resides on? lol


That isn't my biggest quip, but if I had to give a reason, I guess because it isn't ours.... That and we're not the the only ones who live here....

I'm not "one of those guys" ~ but there are even people who think that we're actually destroying this place. The fact that there are people who even think that gives me qualms about "representing it".

But, perhaps most importantly, it almost presumes a sense of "power" that we don't even have over it. I don't remember the exact number, but what was the percentage of the ocean that's still unexplored? 75%? 80%? Meanwhile typhoons, earthquakes,and tornadoes are still causing havoc in populated areas, as if Earth itself is saying "Ummm you don't own me just yet!"

A country represents a group of people, not the land those people inhabit - else flying a flag in enemy territory would be meaningless. A flag representing earth is inherently representing an inhabited object, not the people who inhabit it. This one reason why I said I could slightly understand a flag representing humanity, but not the Earth.
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our flag should just have a picture of the planet earth .... and the anthem should be how stupidly we are destroying it before aliens can invade it
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