This design is part of my 2009 flag proposal series (the flag designs from my old site with the most hits and ratings).
The current design
The current flag of Mars is trash. It’s a generic tricolour, the colours all clash, it’s completely unintuitive and the symbolism reflects only a particular vision of Mars’ future. One day we’ll put a flag there and the planet deserves a better design than this. Therefore, here is my proposal.
First off, this design is simple enough to be remembered by a child, yet distinctive enough to be identified at a distance.
The best symbolism is that which does not need to be said. So I won’t.
I will say that this is better than the current design in all the ways that matter: It’s original, the colours complement each other, it’s easily recognisable and the symbolism reflects Mars in any context.
Vector files available on request.