The One Flag Competition

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For all earthlings able to mouseclick

Design is at war with itself. We are taught that design is about finding solutions. But the success of these solutions is judged so narrowly – Did it ooze desire? Did it shift units? – that we find ourselves implicated in problems far greater than the ones we solve. The time has come for a radical shift in priorities. We are now faced with some of the most daunting global challenges in human history.

These are real targets, worthy of our problem-solving skills, ripe for our intervention. Yet those who have the vision to rise above national and political boundaries still have no symbol to rally under. The people from Adbusters invite you to create a flag – free from language and well-worn clichés – that embodies the idea of global citizenship.

More than 1,000 entries were sorted through and they came up with a short list of 32 flags. Now it’s your turn. Go to the flag gallery and vote for designs you like best. You can only vote once for each flag, but you can vote for as many flags as you want. The vote will close on March 17, 2009.

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