It was about time the Minnesota flag was redesigned (even if it's making some people angry)

New Minnesota flag
(Image credit: Minnesota State Emblems Redesign Commission)

The US state of Minnesota has a new flag, and it's a massive and much-needed change. But alas the memes have begun.

The new design is the result of a competition, although the winning submission was further tweaked to arrive at the final design. There were plenty of amusing proposals on the way, and we'll look at some of those below, as well as the controversy. But it could be one of the best rebrands of 2023.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.