Riffing-off my post about Hong Kong protestors waiving old colonial flags and in answer to this week’s HK Magazine request to “come up with what the flag of an independent Hong Kong would look like,” I’ve designed my own tongue-in-cheek flag design capturing the “spirit of the moment” here in Hong Kong.
While still on the same red background as the current Hong Kong flag, the white Bauhinia Blakensis flower has been replaced by an image of a Filipina domestic helper washing her employer’s lucky “8888” car while chatting on her mobile phone.
Simultaneously, she is spraying down a queue of Mainland Chinese waiting in front of one of the ubiquitous luxury product stores. In this rendering of the flag, it happens to be a Louis Vuitton store, but brand name placement on the flag could be auctioned off.
Related posts that the flag design draws on: