When the human race is exploring other planets, hopefully the preserved head of Richard Nixon will not be Earth President, and our international flag won’t look like this:

Thankfully the rather more optimistic Oskar Pernefeldt, from Stockholm, has designed a beautiful alternative for when our great-great-grandchildren are boldly going where no man has gone before:

The graphic designer’s proposal for the International Flag of Planet Earth is blue, to represent the fact that 70 per cent of the planet is covered in ocean and water is the source of all life.

The seven rings, based on heraldic designs, form a flower, another symbol of life. The rings are interlinked to convey how everything on the planet is related, whether directly or indirectly.

Finally the rings themselves form a circle which symbolises the earth spinning across the universe.

Perfect for introducing ourselves while out and about in space, setting up colonies, and apparently attending intergalactic sporting events:

One criticism of the flag is that it’s too difficult to draw properly. But if Welsh kids can manage to do the Welsh dragon, future generations of earthlings will probably be alright with this one.

Check out the video below to see how Pernefeldt came up with the design.

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