Ranier, or “Tahoma” in the native Lushootseed languages. The beehive is taken from the current flag, but enlarged and stylized. Seeing a parallel in his country's fractured political system, especially in the light of the recent government shutdown, he embarked on a project to redesign the state flags along more unified lines - "as a tribute to the collective creativity that brought us this far - and, truth be told, to the “united-ness” I hope we adopt in the future". The white between them represents peace between the peoples. (It takes some inspiration from both the Japanese flag and the Macedonian flag.) It’s vivid, and it can be recognized at a distance. The four sacred mountains surrounding the land, in their traditional colors, are Blanca Peak (Tsisnaasjiní, white), Mt. It’s an attempt to redesign a lot of flags of the world: especially US state flags, that are so often just a state seal thrown up on a blue seal. I’m not happy with the red and white pieces of this flag being used by Maryland secessionists during the Civil War...but at least it’s not the Confederate Battle Flag. The red cross is for the state’s English origins. Learn more, By mitchell embarked on a project to redesign all fifty state flags, paying homage to the collective spirit that has led the united states forward throughout history. My variant keeps the blue field but adds a lighter wave motif, for the waters of the Puget Sound and the port that is Tacoma’s lifeline. (There are, after all, a couple good ones. Presto: perfectly good flag, representing Wyoming’s history as a plains state. I added more colors than usually go in a flag, for the colorful motif, forming some kite shapes (representing the mountains) into a sort of compass rose. More than half of US state flags feature a blank field (majority blue) with some sort of detailed state seal in the center. The makers of the seal wanted the commonwealth to have a seal that harkened back to the Roman Republic. karnell.weebly.com. New Jersey was founded by George Carteret (whose arms were white fusils on red) and John Berkeley (whose arms were white crosses pattée on red with a white chevron). Creative Bloq Staff What do you think of the results? I wanted to share this project I've been working on in my free time. I’ve done it in blue and orange: blue for the Florida waters (longest coastline among US states! But Ed Mitchell has decided to redesign all 50 U.S. state flags. It’s an attempt to redesign a lot of flags of the world: especially US state flags, that are so often just a state seal thrown up on a blue seal. It’s bold and recognizable, and showcases Texas’s history. Updated Jan 17, 2019; Posted Nov 24, 2015 . My redesign combines two symbols. The “The New Magnolia" flag will go before voters in November for approval. www.bresslergroup.com. ed mitchell gives 50 US state flags a unified redesign. The copper color represents the copper mined here, from whence Cyprus derives its name. Tennessee has one of the better flags, with its unique three-star design (representing the major regions of the state) using bold colors. Actually, my design shown here was a bit of a gimme. In fact, South Carolina hasn’t had an official flag for 80 years. It is the worst kept secret that most of the state flags of the USA are not good flags. Do you see the bear and crescent? Hence, a simple but vibrant flag that could easily be used. A redesign of all 50 state flags messes with Texas. The criteria I am using are as follows: Do I think that any of these will ever get used? The flag should try to incorporate history of some sort, to tell the story of the place it represents. The eight wavy stripes, from left to right, are the official colors of the major islands of the state in order from west to east (Ni’ihau, Kaua’i, O’ahu, Moloka’i, Lāna’i, Kaho’olawe, Maui, and the big island Hawai’i). Montana has another boring state-seal-on-blue-field motif, but with helpful text to help you remember what state you’re in. My redesign of their flag is essentially a simplification of the current flag, to better follow vexililogical principles. I’m a little bit of a flag geek. Alabama’s flag really isn’t that bad—but it’s not distinctive at all. The goal was to come up with a standard design for the South Carolina state flag, one that residents could rally around, fly from their porches or proudly display on T-shirts, mugs and hats. I believe that this keeps the original ideas, but turns them into a much bolder, more modern flag. I’ve done it in blue and orange: blue for the Florida waters (longest coastline among US states! Its flag is a typical monstrosity using the seal—and is therefore almost never used. My design for Cyprus combines the Greek blue representing the West, and the Turkish red representing the East. They should be memorable and distinctive, clearly showing the character of each state. I’ll take it. Bad design. The St. George’s Cross is of course for England, and the Carolina colony’s English origins. My version starts with bold stripes of the state colors of red and white. The flag should be one that a proud resident would want to purchase and fly themselves. It does not need to be changed. Missouri’s flags is one of those frustrating flags that, although it’s overcomplicated and awful, actually contains a good flag within it. You will receive a verification email shortly. My design takes brown and orange to represent the state’s soil and agriculture, and adds in three stylized sunflowers to represent its people, always looking toward brightness. The result is distinctive and could be easily recognized from afar. (Thanks to my brother Steve for his input.). My rework combines the state colors of yellow and black with the bee motif used by the Mormon settlers, representing industry, hard work, and community. The arrowhead in the middle is meant to symbolize the Navajo people, pointed downward to represent peace. "Alabama is known as the Cotton State. Since I’m an American, I have very little hope of any of these designs seeing the light of day. They’re an interesting mix of history and graphic design. Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn in the middle of the old colonies. And the dagger through the crown keeps the old theme of Virginia’s opposition to tyrants and monarchs. Kansas is the “Sunflower State”, so why not take the sunflower from the current flag and use it as part of a wider theme? My redesign is far less complicated. The saltire is from the flag of the isle of Jersey, the flag of which is a red saltire on white. The crescent and palmetto aren’t too complicated, and they can be recognized from afar. My design uses the unofficial state colors of blue and gold. (I can’t take credit for this idea, though—this image does borrow from other people’s ideas for the flag.). Also, I restricted myself … Its simple design has historical meaning: the colors are borrowed from the Spanish flag, and the native design alludes to New Mexico’s strong native community. Still, I don’t think it represents the modern state very well. In my design the white rose represents Yorkshire and the House of York. There’s so much irony here, that I find it hysterical.). It is taken from Hawai’i’s native flag, and represents its people and Hawai’ian sovereignty. You can't get much more English than the family crests of Lord Baltimore's Calvert and Crossland families, coats of arms which were granted to them by an English king. The red field is for the people of Virginia (or possibly the blood of tyrants). The flag is mostly blue for the sky, with the purple mountains that give Montana its name. This makes South Carolina’s flag look so much like the flag of an Islamic country, that would be perfectly at home on the Arabian peninsula. The shape of the cap resembles an arrowhead, while the star comes from the current state flag. I hope they come up with something good, but they’ve already decreed that whatever they choose, it will be marred by the words “In God We Trust”. Stripes feature prominently in the redesign project, along with other U.S. icons like the eagle and Lady Liberty. The Nebraska state capitol was the site of a truly embarrassing screw up: it flew upside down for ten days in 2017, and no one noticed. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. Agriculture was an integral part of Alabama and cotton in particular was a major force in their economy." Industrial designer Ed Mitchell has redesigned each of the flags of the states … While I am not Navajo myself, I have extended family that is. But a proposed redesign of the beloved palmetto tree on the flag hasn’t exactly made hearts swell with state … White represents the eternal blanket of clouds that cover the state. The twenty-five smaller stars represent Arkansas’s position as the twenty-fifth state. Hawai’i’s flag is certainly interesting, and almost passes muster. And still another state seal on blue (but with helpful lettering). Amidst the backdrop of a fractious, fighting Congress, Ed Mitchell decided to come up with a single visual language that could be used to redesign every state flag. The flag should be easily recognizable at a distance. Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, Hence this version of the flag, with the brown triangles representing the mountains and the starred red gemstone in the center. I was inspired by the redesign of the world flags by u/EleanorCatherine, and wanted to do the US state flags. My design highlights this, with a basic fleur-de-lis pattern. All-in-all, this makes for a much more distinctive flag. As has been brought to my attention, these 'flags' are not really 'correct' in t The chevron on top represents our namesake, Mt. 50 State Flags Redesigned. The lines demarcating the mountains are in gray and yellow, alluding to the silver and gold while making a hidden “M” for Montana. The Nordic cross recognizes the state’s Scandinavian roots. Alaska’s flag is already decent—but the eight stars just don’t stand out very well. The new batch of flags have a sleeker, more minimalist approach to its predecessors, with a consistent red, white and blue colour scheme. Nah. Alabama is the “Cotton State”, which presents a problem: it is still a big part of the state’s economy, and it’s certainly historical, but it has an undeniable connection with slavery. I ended by darkening the background, to help the colors really stand out. Et tu, Brute? Look closely at the coat of arms. The redesigned flag pays homage to Alabama's historic agriculture. The most prominent symbol, the snow-capped peak, references Nevada's name in Spanish ("snowy," referring to the Sierra Nevada). Our flags should represent that. Creative Bloq is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Hence, a design that combines the new and old that live side-by-side in Florida. State Flags. Vermont’s another state-seal-on-blue-field job. November 2019. 1 / 125. The saltire possibly harkens back to Spanish days, and possibly it’s another attempt to sneak in that old Confederate Battle Flag. At least the Massachusetts’ flag isn’t the state seal on a blue field: it’s the state seal on a white field. However I rearranged the mountains to put east on top, as is traditional in Navajo custom. The red is for valor, the blue for justice, and the white for purity. My redesign keeps the diamond, and the three large stars representing Arkansas’s past as part of Spain, France, and the United States. Helped along by the voices of some of their collegiate athletes, Mississippi voted to redesign its state flag recently. Cities usually have better flags than states, but a couple of them still need some work... Ashland is a lovely little community in southern Oregon (where I lived briefly), best known for its annual Shakespeare festival. Tacoma’s where I live now, and the current flag is another seal on a blue field. Ick. And the orange brings in the Dutch influence, when it was New Amersterdam. San José (Yes, I like putting the accent over the e.) is the city where I grew up. (I do have another reason for maintaining South Carolina’s flag. They’re not horribly recognizable, and they seem a convenient way of ignoring a country’s past. Unfortunately, a lot of flags are not well designed—especially state flags. Their flag stays. Gallery: 25 ideas for a new NJ state flag. ). For my redesign, I wanted to incorporate both Colorado’s mountains, and its name, meaning “colored” or “colorful”. Until now, Mississippi has kept its Confederate battle flag on the state flag. Texas has another good flag, that is perfectly fine the way it is. It looks to all the world like a palm tree and a crescent moon. The state motto “Sic Semper Tyrannis” (“Thus Always to Tyrants”) reflects this. Referring to the current state flags, he says: "I was bothered by how discordant they are as a group, and I wasn’t surprised to learn they break just about every rule of flag design. My design is simple, and takes the “Cornhusker State” nickname to its logical conclusion. Update: I was looking through a catalog of face masks last night and there were a few that were of flags. It is known as the “Gem State”, and is one of the only places on earth where one can find star garnets—the state gemstone. 818 x 675 jpeg 110kB. It’s drawn directly from Yorkshire flags. As of right now, the State of Mississippi is the only U.S. State with no flag. Green represents the state's lush forests. It’s debatable whether or not it really has any secret Confederate symbolism. Utah’s real flag is another of those state-seal-on-blue-field jobs. I approached this by putting the white cottonball shape on a black triangle: white for the cotton, but black to remember the hundreds of thousands of African Americans that Alabama enslaved. Satanic Temple to sue Mississippi if God is printed on redesigned state flag. But Ed Mitchell has decided to redesign all 50 U.S. state flags. Finally, I have reworked the colors to be the state colors of blue, green, and cranberry, making this flag very distinctive at a distance. All I did here was to remove the seal and standardize the size a little bit. Thank you for signing up to Creative Bloq. The commission charged with presenting a new Mississippi state flag to voters in November on Tuesday heard from a vexillologist, or expert on flags. Virginia’s flag at least has some history behind it. Florida: state seal on red saltire. Washington State flag redesign by Luismanuel1995. Instead, I went with a water theme. It’s a clean and uncomplicated design that reflects the state well. Given that the flag dates from the 1920s and Jim Crow, this is not a good way to go. However, by my criteria for flags, it does a great job. So I took that and ran with it. Idaho is a mountainous state near the continental divide. The reason for the redesign is that there is no official state flag. It honors the eponymous Chief Seattle. My solution combines one of the historical flags with the current flag: the blue field makes the anchor much clearer, the banner is removed, and the yellow border has been strengthened. Here's my attempt to right this problem, using state nicknames as a guide. It’s totally unoriginal, and can’t be recognized from afar. I really don’t like flags that incorporate a country’s outline. Laissez les bon temps rouler! www.bresslergroup.com. Rhode Island’s flag is better than most. This would be a distinctive flag, far more recognizable at a distance than what the current one is. State seal. Taylor (Tsoodził, blue), San Francisco Peak (Dook’o’oosłííd, yellow), and Hesperus Mountain (Dibé Ntsaa, black). The red is for Colorado’s earth, the yellow for its minerals, the green for the plains in the east, and the blue for its waters. My variant uses the purple that’s become Minnesota’s unofficial state color (possibly due to the Vikings and/or Prince). New Mexico has a frankly gorgeous flag—I think it’s the best in the Union. Well, they finally got rid of the horrible slavers’s flag. It’s actually based on the coat of arms of the Washington family (as is the flag of Washington D.C.), honoring one of our Founding Fathers and a man who voluntarily chose to step down from power. And they represent the state and its history. Designer Ed Mitchell gives America's state flags a more unified look. This is a flag that I think New Yorkers could be proud of. In fact, the top blue star explicitly represents the Confederacy! That’s what this page is about. Even so, they can be fun exercises. Would a more unified approach to flag design encourage a more unified politic? Not a surprise, we have here another state seal on a blue field. It has to go. Would a more unified approach to flag design encourage a more unified politic? And of course the dramatic masks are for the festival that makes this small town known up and down the Pacific coast. Bath South Carolinians Mock Redesigned Palmetto Tree on Proposed State Flag A proposed new look for the beloved state tree has drawn complaints that … BA1 1UA. The flag should be relatively simple—absolutely no state seals or otherwise overly-ornate designs, and lettering will be kept to a minimum. My replacement keeps the orange and blue stripes for continuity. www.designboom.com. All rights reserved. Back to Gallery. The center of the arch is, of course, the keystone in state colors. And the saltire is another attempt to sneak in Confederate imagery. Florida’s very name means “flowery”, so I’ve completed the design with orange blossoms, Florida’s state flower and another agricultural symbol. My first redesign for a Pennsylvania flag features a banner of the arms of William Penn, who was the state's namesake, receiving a large royal grant of land for a colony in 1661, which became one of the USA's founding 13 states. I’m really not sure what Seattle’s flag is supposed to be. However I replaced the seal with a sun symbol, that is based on the logo used by the city for its official publications. I’ve never liked it though—that “C” really stands out to me. My main objection to it is the attempt to sneak in Confederate colors: the red field, the white stars on blue, and the white fimbriation. That’s what this page is about. Most American citizens will be familiar with their state flag, which adorn on the walls of city halls, state buildings and elsewhere. Even so, it has too many words on it to be a decent flag. The green represents the state’s agriculture, and the corn represents, well, corn. Let us know in the comments box below! Redesigning the usa tim ritz graphic redesigned state flags bring america narrows choices for mississippi flag side united we stand Could These Redesigned State Flags Bring America Together WiredEd Mitc Gives 50 Us State Flags A Unified RedesignSide United We Stand BresslergroupSide United We Stand Updated BresslergroupCould These Redesigned State Flags Bring America … Blue represents the waters of the puget sound and columbia river. Surprising but true. The top and bottom stripes of the flag represent the Upper and Lower Peninsulas, respectively. I’ve also made its points needle-sharp, referencing another famous landmark, the Space Needle. During the 1950s, more than 3,000 Americans mailed unsolicited designs for a 50-state flag to the White House, Congress and federal agencies. Another state seal on blue. (Vermont literally means “green mountain”, and its official nickname is the “Green Mountain State”.) Let’s face it, most US state flags are ugly. Thus, I’ve replaced these with the state colors of orange and white, and made the overall symbols a little larger and bolder. This redesign of South Carolina's state flag was scrapped after state residents criticized the illustration of the palmetto tree in its center, which was compared to a toilet brush. My redesign takes elements from the state nicknames “Big Sky Country” and the “Treasure State”, and also makes reference to the motto “Oro y Plata”, Spanish for “Gold and Silver”. This is poor flag design in action. New York has such a rich history that it deserves more. It’s way too close to the flags of Northern Ireland and Jersey. (Admittedly, Texans can be a little obnoxious about it...but that’s another issue altogether.) The pine tree has long been a symbol of New England, and is still on Massachusetts’ naval flag. Easily confused with Alabama, but made worse by the seal. It’s still overly complicated and not very recognizable, and the lettering has to go. If the flag is already good, I won’t hesitate to say so. Washington’s real flag has been sarcastically referred to as a ”giant dollar bill that someone ran up a flag pole”. The broad blue stripe is for the mighty Mississippi River itself. It looks too much like a sports logo. Here is a distinctive state flag that would be easily recongizable. They also represent the white winters and green summers of the state.. Michigan has a complex coat of arms that includes a deer, a bear, an eagle, a man with a rifle waving while standing on a beach, and two Latin inscriptions. The blue stripes on either side represent Puget Sound and Lake Washington, which border Seattle to the west and east. I like it. 1284 x 1200 png 293kB. The green and light blue background symbolizes the state’s position on the southern coast, with its important wetlands. This is my first post on this sub and my first time ... 940 x 527 png 227kB. New York: state coat of arms on a blue field. ), Video editing software: best tools in 2021, New Nintendo Switch design has Super Mario fans fuming, Wax figures museum goes viral for all the wrong reasons. The sun’s twelve rays are meant to be evocative of a clock, continuing the midnight theme. I’m keeping this flag the way it is. My variant is very similar to the traditional “Green Mountain Boys Flag” of the short-lived Republic of Vermont. My family has a history living on the Navajo Reservation. The diagonal white stripes (making a V) are for peace. It’s a total reworking of Mississippi symbolism, without any divisive Confederate idealization at all. Adam redesigned a bunch of state flags as part of a fun exercise in graphic design and came up with this for Florida. I think it’s much more bold than the current version, with its pelican and barely readable state motto. My redesign makes it obvious that the cross is the Spanish one, the Cross of Burgundy. Every state in the United States is technically a separate nation. I redesigned (most of) the US state flags. From the above criteria, South Carolina actually has a decent flag that I’m not going to touch. And the new green field calls to Arkansas’s nickname of the “Natural State”. My variant takes as inspiration historical New England pine tree flags (based on the English Red Ensign) that were flown during the Revolutionary War. Standardized Flag Redesign Project - All US state flags in a blue bedsheet but with no seals ... 1239 x 1853 png 394kB. “Simplicity,” Mississippi vexillologist Clay Moss told the commission, is the first rule of flag design. Arkansas’s flag, with its red field and white stars on blue lines, is another blatant attempt to sneak in Confederate symbolism. But the eight shields represent the eight Lords Proprietor, who together funded the colony. Again. Oh look—it’s a state seal on a blue field. Minnesota’s flag is complicated, unrecognizable, and just plain awful. It’s also meant to evoke a compass rose. I tried to keep the original color schemes intact as best as possible, occasionally having to dip into historical flags or alternates as inspiration. My redesign starts with an emerald field, and was influenced to some degree by Japanese city and prefecture flags, showcasing Seattle’s location on the Pacific Rim. It became known as the “Keystone State” due to its central location and importance. It keeps the sandy background reminiscent of Navajo sand paintings, with the rainbow symbolizing Navajo sovereignty. It comes from the coat of arms of the North Carolina Senate, but it makes such an excellent flag that I had to do it here. When you look at them all together, there’s no indication they come from the same nation.". © 25. Visit our corporate site. Examining the state flags and ranking them based on design and how well they represent their states. In my suggestion, the green and brown stripes are for the natural environment: green for forest, and brown for mountains. Rather than put the whole coat of arms on the flag, I’m drawing out … The flags and seals of the 50 states vary greatly in quality and style, lacking both cohesion and a semblance of stylistic standards. To this I added a bundle of five white arrows, from New Hampshire’s original state seal. It’s certainly recognizable at a distance, and it’s based on some solid history—in this case the arms of Lord Baltimore. Sign up below to get the latest from Creative Bloq, plus exclusive special offers, direct to your inbox! Unfortunately, a lot of flags are not well designed—especially state flags. It incorporates William Penn’s coat of arms—three white plates on a black fess—into an archway. And just what is the UK flag doing in there!? There was a problem. For my design, I took the idea of the “Land of the Midnight Sun”, with a yellow on a black field. To the best of my knowledge, it has no current flag! Most are just seals on a blue field (nicknamed seals on a bed sheet). The topic that seems to be on the today list of all vexillologists and vexillographers is the redesign of the state flags of the United States. Most American citizens will be familiar with their state flag, which adorn on the walls of city halls, state buildings and elsewhere. Creative Bloq is supported by its audience. My variant starts with the flag of Hampshire, which has red over yellow, with a crown on the red half and a red rose of Lancaster on the bottom half. The former flag bore a strong resemblance to the Confederate flag… It shows the state’s history, without any sneaky use of Confederate imagery at all. 25 redesigned New Jersey state flags. Across the second half of the 20th century, many states redesigned their flags to omit or minimize these symbols, although several states, such as Alabama, Arkansas, and Florida, still have subtle references, such as the red St. Andrew's Cross (saltire). “My redesign makes it obvious that the cross is the Spanish one, the Cross of Burgundy. Hello all! I dropped the royal symbolism and flipped the colors, to show New Hampshire’s egalitarian, rebellious spirit. My version keeps this slightly macabre theme. It's a beautiful flag, but IMO putting an English nobleman's symbols of heraldry on a state flag isn't cool either. Long time lurker, first time poster here. A well-designed flag can be a wonderful symbol of pride for a city, country, or state—or a memorable symbol of something nefarious. It’s old too—it dates from 1845. Well, at least this one isn’t that state seal on blue? The group pored through thousands of designs in 2020 before landing on … It is, after all, the “Evergreen State”. (Computer Arts) 07 November 2013. #sideproject: United We Stand - … And the six-pointed star recalls an emerald, which has a natural hexagonal lattice. But it’s a fun exercise, nevertheless. It’s there taunting you, if you just squint your eyes enough! The orca is a popular symbol for the native tribes and is a native mammal to the area The yellow star alludes to Minnesota’s nickname of “The Star of the North”, that you can see in French on the current flag. I’m not the first to point out that Wyoming already has a pretty good flag, except for the overly-complex seal. This redesigned flag for Nevada by John Karp attracted considerable local attention and won two public contests in 2001. 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