I never thought about flags until I saw this. Flags give us a chance to say something. They only work well if they are kept very simple. But wow do they really work when simplicity guides their design. I admit, that until recently, I have thought the whole emphasis on design was an attractive sort of silly. Sure, it is nice to buy a pretty toaster or soap dish at the big box store, but it did not seem to matter. Roman Mars' has helped me understand that thoughtful design makes a big difference in how we live. Really good design makes a big difference without us noticing the hard work that went into the design.
If you like Mars here, you can check out more of his stuff here: 99percentinvisible.org
He seems the master of making some of the craziest stuff interesting: water fountains, old mail, fortune cookies, pizza. Ok, so I was already interested in pizza.