I was reading in the FI Gazette (Issue 40) the Institute's newsletter that comes as a pull out with their magazine "Flagmaster" that the FI is seeking a new logo. The current logo features the FI flag. The FI flag features a St George's Cross representing the fact the institute was founded on St Georges Day, set in the split of a horizontal 'V' for Vexillology.
|current flag of the Flag Institute used since 1971|
My idea for a new Flag Institute flag is to combine the Union Flag and a Sheet Bend Knot which is the international symbol of Vexillology and used in the flag of FIAV. This is in the form of an ensign:
There can be no doubt from this flag that it is a UK wide organisation, I kept the light blue field, to avoid confusion with a government ensign, but also for uniqueness. I also extended the "ropes" of the knot across the entire flag rather than having it only in the fly, which is rather unusual for British ensigns. I mus admit my inspiration was the flag of
Or alternatively a Union Flag variant rather than an FI ensign:
Or possibly as coat of arms to demonstrate the FI's origins in the Heraldry Society:
Let me know what you think in the comments especially if you have any suggestions.