Object_ify 139 + Ace Hotel’s Flag Project

Commissioning nine artists to create designs that represent their ideals, and support their chosen organization

After collaborating last year in NYC, Object_ify 139 and Ace Hotel have teamed up on a new project that celebrates design, supports activist organizations and explores hopeful and important values for the future. Simply called “Flags,” the endeavor was born from the disappointment of the 2016 US Presidential elections and the consequential protests and overwhelming action from the public. Commissioning nine artists to design a …

A Futuristic Flag for Earth

When American astronauts first landed on the moon, it seemed natural to plant the flag of the United States. But what happens when an international team of space-explorers venture beyond our orbit? They’ll be representing their own nations, but also the entire planet Earth. Recognizing this, 24-year-old Oskar Pernefeldt has designed a new flag called the International Flag of Planet Earth. The design features a …

Michael Leon + Arkitip Vexhall Series

The artist creates new flags as part of his ongoing project

by Eva Glettner Both an artist and an art director, Michael Leon never strays far from the tenacity and enthusiasm he picked up as a skateboarder in the late ’80s. He blends a DIY attitude with finely honed skills perfectly, and the results are always something special—especially when you’re working in the unusual medium of flags. He first introduced “Vexhall” (a word coined by Leon …