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(BusinessWeek)   New Zealand's prime minister wants a new flag without Union Jack on it. "We want a design that says 'New Zealand' in the same way that the maple leaf says 'Canada'"   (businessweek.com) divider line 88
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2014-03-10 09:19:13 PM  
How is this not a Photoshop thread?!?! :D
 
2014-03-10 09:26:27 PM  
I have an idea:

www.blogography.com
 
2014-03-10 09:29:24 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: I have an idea:


Nailed it.
 
2014-03-10 09:33:22 PM  
Yeah, this definitely sounds like a photoshop contest.
 
2014-03-10 10:36:48 PM  
So, two maple leaves?
 
2014-03-10 11:52:56 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: I have an idea:

[www.blogography.com image 319x243]


If you don't want to go with a crude cartoon, go here:

g-ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-03-11 12:00:53 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-11 12:01:14 AM  

grokca: TuteTibiImperes: I have an idea:

Nailed it.


Curious choice of words, considering the image. Or is that the proposed national motto?
New Zealand: nailed it!
 
2014-03-11 01:09:37 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: [img.fark.net image 850x637]


Came for the kiwi.
 
2014-03-11 01:32:35 AM  
I think it's amusing that the New Zealand prime minister wants to change his country's flag to the logo of the rugby team.
 
2014-03-11 01:41:32 AM  
If he wants something floral, there's always the silver fern:
upload.wikimedia.org

Or the koru, the unfurling young silver firn:
upload.wikimedia.org

Or just change the colors on this flag:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-11 02:18:36 AM  
Kick the queen off your money, if you want to impress me.

www.ik1pmr.com
 
2014-03-11 02:22:24 AM  

Triumph: Kick the queen off your money, if you want to impress me.

[www.ik1pmr.com image 850x412]


She's the Queen of New Zealand.  Why kick her off?
 
2014-03-11 02:41:05 AM  

unyon: She's the Queen of New Zealand.  Why kick her off?


So it's accepted in Quebec?
 
2014-03-11 03:11:22 AM  

Triumph: unyon: She's the Queen of New Zealand.  Why kick her off?

So it's accepted in Quebec?




Nothing is accepted in Quebec. Not even real French language.
 
2014-03-11 03:40:16 AM  
I think I'd like to see New Zealand at some point in my life.
 
2014-03-11 04:34:27 AM  

Triumph: Kick the queen off your money, if you want to impress me.

[www.ik1pmr.com image 850x412]


Or at least use a portrait of her that doesn't look like the combination of a hillbilly and this:
memedepot.com
 
2014-03-11 05:26:57 AM  
Shouldn't they just put the One Ring or Peter Jackson's face on their flag?

/still want to go there and wander around Middle Earth
 
2014-03-11 05:39:32 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: Triumph: unyon: She's the Queen of New Zealand.  Why kick her off?

So it's accepted in Quebec?



Nothing is accepted in Quebec. Not even real French language.


This!
 
2014-03-11 05:40:35 AM  
How these votes usually go:

a) Angry minority clamours for an election.

b) Previously silent majority vote for the current flag.
 
2014-03-11 05:41:19 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-11 05:42:18 AM  
I think the maple leaf on the Canadian flag is pretty cool looking.
 
2014-03-11 05:46:04 AM  

kevinfra: I think the maple leaf on the Canadian flag is pretty cool looking.


Yeah, you've never been in grade school trying to draw that bastard. Usually we would trace our hand in a three way rotation and hope it didn't look like the Thanksgiving turkey.
 
2014-03-11 05:48:01 AM  

TheGrayCat: Shouldn't they just put the One Ring or Peter Jackson's face on their flag?

/still want to go there and wander around Middle Earth


So this:

wallpaperswa.com

Or this:

www.bookdrum.com

\P. Jackson's face wouldn't make a good flag
 
2014-03-11 05:54:38 AM  
My MS paint entry for their new flag:

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-11 05:56:49 AM  
So they want their flag to resemble the Australian flag?
 
2014-03-11 06:02:53 AM  

Paris1127: If he wants something floral, there's always the silver fern:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 639x480]

Or the koru, the unfurling young silver firn:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x426]

Or just change the colors on this flag:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 324x216]


Or...
www.saidaonline.com
 
2014-03-11 06:05:19 AM  

Paris1127: If he wants something floral, there's always the silver fern:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 639x480]

Or the koru, the unfurling young silver firn:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x426]

Or just change the colors on this flag:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 324x216]



This is the only realistic possibility (despite being difficult to draw), other than incorporating a specifically Maori design.

(Maori flag:)
www.tpk.govt.nz


So, I'd say something like this would be the best bet, but with black changed to blue:

starfern.co.nz
 
2014-03-11 06:14:13 AM  
How's about a hobbit riding a sheep while eating a kiwi*?

/*could be either the fruit or the bird
 
2014-03-11 06:15:18 AM  
Its pretty much a silly waste of time, but if they do it cant see it being anything other than the fern in some form. black field is apparently unlikely though, I would expect blue and red and keep the southern cross. The rugby farkers talk like the fern belongs to them but it doesnt at all.

A direct Maori flag would not please anyone, maori dont want that to be other people's flag and a lot of others would see it as too much a maori only thing not an inclusive new zealand thing.
 
2014-03-11 06:19:59 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Paris1127: If he wants something floral, there's always the silver fern:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 639x480]

Or the koru, the unfurling young silver firn:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x426]

Or just change the colors on this flag:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 324x216]


This is the only realistic possibility (despite being difficult to draw), other than incorporating a specifically Maori design.

(Maori flag:)
[www.tpk.govt.nz image 200x111]


So, I'd say something like this would be the best bet, but with black changed to blue:

[starfern.co.nz image 200x100]


That's not a bad idea at all... quick throw-together... (even though it's not exactly what you were talking about)
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-11 06:20:54 AM  
cllctr.com
 
2014-03-11 06:23:48 AM  
It's the Silver Fern, posted above, that is suggested.

If any NZers are here, what's the attitude towards the Silver Fern?
Is it seen as a novelty?
Does it have a political angle attached to it?

The main problem with the NZ flag is that it's the Australian flag, but a bit uglier.
 
2014-03-11 06:24:08 AM  
Yeah, I don't see it being a Maori flag. Incorporating a fern would be seem obvious, but the All Blacks have kind of ruined that design.

Parliament's about a 5 minute walk from my house, it would be kind of fun and strange to go to a flag-changing ceremony.
 
2014-03-11 06:30:24 AM  

emjoi: It's the Silver Fern, posted above, that is suggested.

If any NZers are here, what's the attitude towards the Silver Fern?
Is it seen as a novelty?
Does it have a political angle attached to it?

The main problem with the NZ flag is that it's the Australian flag, but a bit uglier.


It's a pretty common motif, nothing political to it as far as I can tell. The government uses it occasionally as a marketing icon. The problem is the All Blacks logo, which is nice, and they're crazy about rugby here, but I'm not sure they would take up a national flag seen as derivative of a team logo.

wakpaper.com
 
2014-03-11 06:34:46 AM  

alsih2o: How is this not a Photoshop thread?!?! :D


Because f that, it should be an MS paint thread.
 
2014-03-11 06:39:41 AM  
t3.gstatic.com
 
2014-03-11 06:54:12 AM  

emjoi: It's the Silver Fern, posted above, that is suggested.

The main problem with the NZ flag is that it's the Australian flag, but a bit uglier.


That makes it pretty damned ugly.

Farking go for it Kiwis, the sooner you do it, the sooner Aussies do it. Unfortunately with the cockhead running our country at the moment, I don't see it happening as quick.
 
2014-03-11 06:54:47 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

As a New Zealander I'm rather partial to this design. I wouldn't want a black flag. But changing the flag isn't a high priority for me. I don't really care if foreigners confuse our four red stars for Australia's six white ones.
 
2014-03-11 06:59:19 AM  
"We're just less fat Australians."

Bam, new logo.
 
2014-03-11 07:06:54 AM  

gozar_the_destroyer: TheGrayCat: Shouldn't they just put the One Ring or Peter Jackson's face on their flag?

/still want to go there and wander around Middle Earth

So this:

[wallpaperswa.com image 600x337]

Or this:

[www.bookdrum.com image 500x333]

\P. Jackson's face wouldn't make a good flag


Or this:
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-11 07:11:54 AM  

alsih2o: How is this not a Photoshop thread?!?! :D


Looks like I didn't need to post to the comments after all.
 
2014-03-11 07:14:39 AM  

thisispete: [upload.wikimedia.org image 640x320]

As a New Zealander I'm rather partial to this design. I wouldn't want a black flag. But changing the flag isn't a high priority for me. I don't really care if foreigners confuse our four red stars for Australia's six white ones.


That's a pretty nice one, but I don't understand the dislike of the silver fern on black. It is as visually arresting as the maple leaf and stunning in its simplicity. It says NZ to me. Doesn't need to be red, white and blue just because that's what you have at the moment.

As a NZ-born Australian, I'm hoping you lot go first and we follow.
 
2014-03-11 07:19:50 AM  
As a British citizen, I fully endorse this idea. NZ should continue to be a republic.
 
2014-03-11 07:20:24 AM  

violentsalvation: I think I'd like to see New Zealand at some point in my life.


You know you can walk there from Old Zealand.
 
2014-03-11 07:34:54 AM  
Are they going to put a boot on it like the Australians?
 
2014-03-11 07:36:48 AM  

Cndn Bacon: violentsalvation: I think I'd like to see New Zealand at some point in my life.

You know you can walk there from Old Zealand.


You might get a little wet walking there from Holland.

All that being said, having the Union Jack as part of your flag isn't that bad... After all, Hawaii's state flag still has one, and no one seems concerned about that.
 
2014-03-11 07:43:01 AM  

fusillade762: MaudlinMutantMollusk: [img.fark.net image 850x637]

Came for the kiwi.


You sick fark.
 
2014-03-11 07:47:20 AM  
Canadakota
 
2014-03-11 07:58:28 AM  

docmattic: How's about a hobbit riding a sheep while eating a kiwi*?

/*could be either the fruit or the bird


Whynotboth.jpg

/fruit for elevensies
//bird for luncheon
///slashies in threes
 
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