ABOUT VEGAN FLAG
The Vegan flag is a civil flag, adopted by the international vegan community to symbolize veganism. The flag consists of three blue and green triangles that form the letter V, the first letter in the word vegan. The flag was designed by Gad Hakimi, an Israeli designer, graduate of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, and an activist in the field of veganism, in cooperation with a group of graphic designers and activists from several countries. The flag was first adopted by activists on 9 June 2017.
Origins and design
The flag was created to unite the groups and organizations for animal rights under one flag. Inspired by the rainbow flag from the LGBT community. In one of the projects of Gad Hakimi, a Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design graduate designer, he wanted to create a vegan superhero, and for that he looked for colors that symbolize veganism in order to brand him. After researching and asking animal rights organizations, Hakimi discovered that there is no uniformity in colors that symbolize veganism. He therefore opened a network group in which he brought together activists and designers from around the world who together created a uniform and international flag. 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 only about animals, but about animals and humans being equal. Finally, the colors were chosen for white, green and blue, representing the living spaces of the animals. The letter V is an inverted pyramid that symbolizes the ability to do the impossible.
Interpretation of colours
The colors of the flag symbolize the connection of humanity to the animals represented by their natural habitats:
sea – blue
air – blue
land – green