Every country has a flag for itself and the respective citizens treat those flags with great respect and pride. Every flag has a story behind it. All the stories are interesting and inspiring. To make it more interesting, am ad agency from Australia has recreated all the flags with the food items from each country. They made this whole photo shoot to promote the ‘Sydney Food Festival’. They’ve picked 17 countries and their most preferred foods.
The flags turned out quite interesting yet mouthwatering. These are the 10 we loved the most from that list.
Meat Pie and Sauce. Australian National Flag has a Blue field with union Jack in the canton and has 6 stars (One big seven pointed common wealth star, Southern Cross constellation made of One small five pointed star and five bigger seven pointed stars.) This entire compilation has been depicted with Meat pie with improvised stars and Sauce spread as Union Jack.
The worldwide coffee producer’s flag is often called as ‘the Auriverde’ (The Gold and Green). It is basically a green field with a gold rhombus that has a blue circle representing the starry sky with 27 white five-pointed stars. The Blue disk is spanned by a curved band inscribed with the national motto, ‘Republica Federativa Do Brasil’. The famous banana leaf made the design quite easy for the artists. They’ve arranged slices of lime, pineapple and passion fruit to recreate the Flag.
The communist nation has a flag that totally features their government. The design is a large golden star within an arc of four smaller golden stars, in the canton, on a field of red. The red field represents the communist revolution, and stars show the unity of the Chinese people under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC). They’ve used the pulp of Dragon fruit to create the red field and star fruit to depict the five stars.
The French republic has a tricolor flag with three vertical bands of Blue, White and Red (from left to right). Blue and Red are said to be the national colors of Paris. They say that Blue is identified with Saint Martin, red is identified with Saint Denis and white with the monarchy. French runs on Cheese, so they couldn’t ignore cheese while recreating the flag. They’ve used a bunch of grapes to represent the red stripe. I guess they couldn’t find a rectangular shaped container to pour wine.
The ‘Presidential standard of Greece’ is bicolored, blue and White. The flag is made of nine equal horizontal stripes of blue alternating with white with a blue canton in the upper hoist-side corner bearing a white cross. The artists recreated the flag using Kalamata olives and feta cheese, to show the love towards the Greek Salads.
India’s National flag is a mixture of different emotions depicted within various colors. In simplified form, It’s a tricolored flag with horizontal stripes with Saffron, white and green colors in it. They symbolize Sacrifice, peace and prosperity respectively. There is a ‘Chakra’ placed in the middle of White strip called as ‘Ashoka Chakra’ that is recognized for law and order. It was quite easy for the artist to relate the rice and curries for the colored stripes and interestingly they’ve replaced chakra with a papad.
The flag of Indonesia is very simple. It’s bicolor with two equal horizontal strips of Red and White. They say It’s to portray the courage and purity. According to the republic of Indonesia, Red represents Blood and White represent Spirit. Since they are flavor lovers, the artist has simplified the food flag with Rice and a spicy curry.
The royal emblem of ‘United kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’ is red-cross of Saint George, edged in white, superimposed on the Cross of St Patrick, which are superimposed on the Saltire of Saint Andrew. It was super conventional for the artist to recreate it because it is like painting all the lines with lots and lots of jam and cream over Scone.
United States of America
The national flag of America is the most happening fashion element since decades. But believe it or not, It has been modified 26 times so far. Right now the design is 13 equal horizontal stripes that are alternates of Red and White bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars. The stars represent nothing but the states of America. The craving for fast food has been depicted here. They’ve used Hot dogs with ketchup on them for the lines and made stars with mustard.
The Swiss flag is simply a Bold White cross placed in the center of a square red field. You can’t imagine a Swiss cuisine without cheese and that made the task easy for the artist. They used Charcuteries for the red surface and placed a couple of cheese slices to create the cross. That’s all, they are done!
Well, that is not all. They’ve recreated the flags of Brazil, Korea, Lebanon and some more other countries too. Undeniably using the cuisines of each country to create their flags is very creative and am sure it will be easy for people to remember them now.
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