There are many flags. There are flags for nations and flags for nation-states. There are flags for cities and counties and flags for provinces and principalities. There are flags for social justice and for groups that fight for social justice. There are flags on the moon.
Good flags unite more people than divide and do this through design. The Joint Commission on Vexillographic Principles (the North American Vexillological Association - NAVA - and The Flag Institute) know all about flags that unite. This is a basic guide to consider before you design your flag!
The Basic Principles are:
- Keep it Simple
- The flag should be simple enough that a child could draw it from memory.