Paola Antonelli On Flags As Symbols

04A6AEF2-2803-45B7-90A1-51284170E789Paola Antonelli (1963 -)

Flags are soaring symbols of pride and community, as well as emotional, incendiary sparks for those on the other side of the barricade. They are among the most immediate, primal, and communicative forms of design. They are made of icons and become icons themselves — even more so when they come to represent a long struggle.