The Southern Cross or the Silver Fern? Which one means more to you? Which one represents New Zealand the most? While trying to decide on which icon was more important to me individually, I decided to work on a solution that incorporated the two. The Starfern was born!
The Starfern is a blending of our most important iconic symbols and the development of a new national symbol to be used for all commercial branding and sporting identities.
I have retained the original blue base to represent the Pacific and our neighbouring allies. I have kept the stars the same as our original Blue Ensign with the white borders around the Red Stars.
This is to hold onto some familiarity and long held traditions to our flags original creators.
I have positioned the Southern Cross on the landscape to allow for the three stars to occupy the canton when hanging from the flagpole. The Starfern is positioned at the fly section of the flag and is the largest of all the stars and is positioned away from the others to represent New Zealand’s positioning in the world.