Vancouver Oil Spill Flag

Yesterday the MV Marathassa, a Cypriot-flagged bulk carrier on its maiden voyage, spilled toxic oil into English Bay near downtown Vancouver, BC.  Today a version of the Vancouver city flag protesting this event appeared on Twitter:

Vancouver oil spill flag.  From @MattVanDeventer on Twitter.
Vancouver oil spill flag. “It’s timely and it also honours the psychedelic years.” — @MattVanDeventer.

The idea of modifying Canadian flags to protest environmental damage from oil has been done before, though perhaps not as colorfully.

“A Canadian flag is displayed with artwork of oil drops on it during a protest against the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday May 10, 2014. (Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS)”
The “Canadian Oil Flag” (image from, November 10, 2013).

Author: SDM

Ethnography * Technology * Design

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