‘NEW’ GLORY: NYT Shares Redesigns of the American Flag and Here Comes the Internet

Didn’t we learn anything from New Coke?

The New York Times has published an opinion piece sharing designs of a reimagined American flag – and the response might not be what they were hoping for.

 “The American flag is a potent piece of national iconography, but its design shifted frequently until the early 1900s. What if it were redesigned today? We asked artists and graphic designers to try,” the Times wrote. 

“One design from Andrew Kuo shows a flag split into four rectangles with one square consisting of red and white stripes while the other three are solid blue, yellow, and green rectangles. According to the artist the red stripes represent the past, the white stripes represent the future, while the solid colors represent ‘untapped potential,’ ‘repairing systemic racism,’ and “taking care of our planet,” Fox News reports.

One Twitter user responded with, “This is comedy, correct?” The article was not well received.