Xavier Rudd & The United Nations: Flag

Xavier Rudd is an Australian singer-songwriter who recently brought together musicians from Australia, Germany, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and South Africa to form the band United Nations.  Their reggae song Flag leads off their latest album Nanna. The video is built around images of white flags -- the white flag of peace, not surrender.… Continue reading Xavier Rudd & The United Nations: Flag

Josh Thorpe – Heavy Ambivalent Flag

In 2010 Canadian artist Josh Thorpe created a flag that contradicted itself -- white on one side, black on the other -- and flew it from a pole at the entrance to the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery on the University of Toronto campus, which had commissioned the work. About this work, the artist writes: With its… Continue reading Josh Thorpe – Heavy Ambivalent Flag

The Wild Standard

The Wild Standard is a small Austin-based business designing, producing, and marketing handmade, limited-edition, minimalist art-flags.  Their one-sided, black-and-white designs and emphasis on hand-lettering would not work well in the normal context for a flag:  flying in the wind atop a flag pole.  However, as home decor hung vertically or horizontally on an interior wall… Continue reading The Wild Standard