Just as America has its Stars and Stripes, we should fly the Black and Silver.
This was the first of my black designs. I went off it for a while, but now that I can see it “flying” (if it’s not moving, click the flag), I do think those first instincts were correct.
I’ve adjusted it slightly by making the white fern silver, which to me is one step more stylish – not to mention truer to nature.
And the white and silver bars provide relief for the black, which looks too gloomy by itself.
My fern designer Kenneth Wang has suggested a darker silver for the bars, which does make them easier to see.
This is the flag I’d like to see us fly over the Auckland Harbour Bridge on Waitangi Day, and be adopted as the new New Zealand flag.
What do you think? Does the moving flag change your mind about this design?
Can you help Kenneth Wang and me raise the $20,000 we need to make a 1000 square metre (10,000 square foot) flag and get a helicopter to tow it around Auckland for an hour and a half?
If so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by next Wednesday 20 January.