This project is a combination of my two childhood obsessions: Star Wars and flag design.
As a child the two most important posters on my wall were my Flags of the World poster and my map of the Star Wars Galaxy.
15 years on, now as an art director, I begun the process of putting those two worlds together. I started designing a flag for every planet in the Star Wars universe. This not only included those featured in the films, but comic books, animated series and video games. As of writing this, I have completed 103 flag designs - those who know Star Wars well, will know I have a good few more planets to finish.
The designs are in keeping with a lot of the basic rules of flag design, otherwise known as vexillology. The use of flag traditions such as the canton, chevron and the 2:3 ratio have been utilised by myself to keep a level of uniformness. Using these traditions I created the designs by closely looking at the historical, economic, physical, political and societal attributes of the planets. From there I took creative liberty to make them as striking and plausible as possible. While I don't pretend to be an expert on either flag design or the Star Wars universe these are my loving interpretations. The information on each flag I got from the humorously named and beautifully thorough website, wookieepedia.com.
If you are interested in finding out more about this project, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at my website.
I would like to thank Nick Garrett for his passion and guidance.
Josh Yee for his eye, his technical ability and his design support.
And George for Star Wars.