We are proud to print and sell True South in close collaboration with Evan Townsend, the flag's designer. His passion and love for the continent of Antarctica and its conservation is contagious and we couldn't be more excited to be a part of this initiative.
✍️ The Design: The True South Flag was designed by Evan Townsend in the winter of 2018 on the continent of Antarctica. The first iteration was made from the scraps of canvas tents and field bags. His design consist of horizontal stripes of navy and white that represent the long days and nights at Antarctica's extreme latitude. In the center, a lone white peak erupts from a field of snow and ice, echoing those of the bergs, mountains, and pressure ridges that define the Antarctic horizon. The long shadow it casts forms the unmistakable shape of a compass arrow pointed south. Together, the two center shapes create a diamond, symbolizing the hope that Antarctica will continue to be a center of peace, discovery, and cooperation for generations to come.
🏴 3' x 5' flag with grommets and double stitched edges to reduce fraying.
🧵 Our flags are durable 200D polyester (most flags you'll find on the internet are cheap ~75D). In our testing, we selected 200D as the perfect flag material; anything heavier doesn't fly well and the "back" doesn't get enough ink, anything lighter feels cheap and wont last very long.
🏳️ Each flag is folded by hand on our dining room table and ready to be used on a flag pole, boat, hung on a wall, or to proudly march with.
🌏 Created and shipped in the most Earth-conscious way we can.
🤝 Flags For Good Promise: $10 of every flag goes to organizations protecting and preserving the continent of Antarctica.
We have ours flying in Maine to show our support for Antarctica.
The flag is well designed and well made, but the color saturation is not ideal. The blue on the reverse is a slightly different shade than on the obverse.