On the subject of good flag design

Posted by Spike Opinion and commentary

nz flag finalists - On the subject of good flag designThere’s a flag debate going on in New Zealand, this article covers it well,  and my initial opinion was not to change it. … But then I watched this TED Talk by Roman Mars about Flag Design and how it applies to design.

He speaks about how a well-designed flag, a powerful flag, can get more people behind it. People will fly it everywhere because it represents a deeper meaning that resonates with them. Strengthening their connection.

We need a flag that shows we’re from New Zealand. In my opinion, the current one, that I signed up to protect while in the RNZAF, doesn’t do that, because, for the last time, I’m not Australian!

Will we get a flag one day?

I hope so. It will have to sold into Kiwi’s in a completely different way to this fiasco. But it could be done and it could be great!

Glenn Edley