A team of designers have created a new International vegan flag that shows our love as vegans to the Earth, and our battle to a create better and cleaner world.
How it all began
Speaking to Tivonews, Gad explained how the idea came to him:
“I wanted to give from myself and my abilities to promote veganism. I have created a vegan superhero comic. The one thing I lacked was a flag, which will guide the character, his identity and his colours. I have searched the web for a flag and found nothing, besides a few sketches which were designed unprofessionally and were not promoted. They didn’t follow the basic rules of creating a flag. I have then decided to design a flag by myself, the same way like the rainbow flag of the LGBT movement. The flag will be identified with all the vegans, first as a concept, and then as mainstream.”
Designing the flag
Every important movement in history has a powerful and memorable flag, but until now vegans have only used symbols which can vary from country to country. Gad analysed many guidelines for creating a flag, and on May 16th 2017 he was joined by a fellow activists, who are members of the Vegan Flag Facebook group, to polish the final design.
Originally, some members of the group suggested that animals should be featured on the flag, with red colours featuring prominently in memorial of the slaughtered. However, the group eventually concluded that a vegan flag is not about animals. It’s about humans and animals being equal, and the new direction they took was a flag that uses green to show our love as vegans to the Earth, and blue to symbolise our battle to a create better and cleaner world in every aspect.