The Flag of Planet Earth

It recently came to light that the Earth lacks a communal, international flag. It seems like such a simple idea that I find it almost absurd this has scarcely been previously discussed on such a global scale. Now that it has come to the forefront, a lot of debate surrounds the idea; this may become a very critical and thought-filled decision that needs to be made if it is going to be seriously considered for the future of space exploration. What should it look like? How would it represent each of our unique cultures and religions? What will it represent overall?

The recent explosion of this topic came from a viral article about a gentleman by the name of Oskar Pernefeldt. Mr. Pernefeldt created “the international flag of planet Earth” as his final graduating project for design school.

Seen in the photos provided here, the creator of Earth’s hypothetical flag describes the design as follows: in the center of the flag are 7 rings which form a flower – representing life on Earth. Each ring is linked to one another, representing the interconnectedness of the planet. Lastly, the blue background represents our life-supporting water.

It’s a beautiful concept.

If you have any ideas for a global flag, comment below or post a picture!

Images, references, video, and more information:


Reverend J. M. Woodman -  World shown as a repeating Orb, changes in the rise and fall of the Oceans and the sediments shaded in, all the while the Sun never stops glaring down on the proceedings as a constant reminder of a Holy Influence, “God in Nature and Revelation”, 1875.

Plate I -  Manufacture of coal
Plate II -  Kosmos in vapor
Plate III -  Flood at its climax
Plate IV - Transverse view of the water, as it commenced together and rotate upon the outside
Plate V -  Waters gathered into one place
Plate VI -  Condensing from the outside, with comfessed poles
Plate VII -  Dry land appearing
Plate VIII -  A globe of water, holding earthy matter insolution
Plate IX -  Deposits of the sea, settling to their own specific gravity