The International Flag of Planet Earth

The International Flag of Planet Earth is a proposed flag design intended to represent the planet Earth as a whole, rather than any specific nation, entity, or organization. The design features a deep blue field, symbolizing the universe, with seven interlocking white rings forming a flower-like pattern in the center. This arrangement of rings is centered on the flag, with one ring in the middle surrounded by six others, which collectively represent the Earth's seven continents. The white color of the rings stands for peace and unity, while their interlocking nature suggests the interconnectedness and interdependence of all life on our planet. The simplicity and elegance of the design aim to encapsulate the beauty and fragility of Earth, promoting a sense of global solidarity and shared responsibility for the stewardship of our planet.

The International Flag of Planet Earth

History

The concept of an International Flag of Planet Earth was introduced by Oskar Pernefeldt as part of his graduation project from the Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2015. The flag was not commissioned by any governmental body or international organization, but rather proposed as a symbol to be used in various global contexts where a non-national emblem representing Earth as a whole is needed. This includes space exploration missions, international sporting events, world fairs, and global conferences on environmental and humanitarian issues. Since its introduction, the flag has gained attention and support from various groups and individuals around the world, becoming a symbol for global unity and the promotion of planetary consciousness. Despite its unofficial status, the International Flag of Planet Earth has been used in educational materials, at scientific events, and in artistic and cultural contexts, reflecting a growing desire for a symbol that transcends national boundaries and celebrates our common humanity and the shared environment of our planet.