Flagging Change

As John Key proposes a referendum to change New Zealand’s flag, I had a look around at various proposed redesigns of the Australian flag. However, none appeared to incorporate elements from more than one Aboriginal flag. Like the the Union Jack, I thought it might be interesting to experiment with a mash-up.

Here’s what I came up with:

What do you think?

Aesthetics aside, I prefer one of two options for any flag redesign: being as inclusive as possible and acknowledging different histories, or being as simple and new as possible – case in point, Canada’s flag. Of the second kind, this is my favourite redesign: