OMG Can You See: The History of the U.S. Flag In One Glorious Infographic
Our signature hues are red, yellow and blue here at Brit HQ — but this week, we’re all about the red, white and blue thanks to a little coast-to-coast celebration we like to call… 4th of July BBQ city, baby! Long after the tray of RWB Jello shots have been downed and the Uncle Sam ‘staches have been Instagrammed, we need something more permanent to keep the spirit of our great nation going.
How about a gorgeously designed patriotic print, eh??
This infographic disguised as art shows 48 different versions of our star spangled stunner in her storied evolution from 1767 to the present.
Look closer — each comes with a mini history lesson underneath it that fills you in on how many colonies or states were official when that flag was first sewn and flown.
Betsy Ross would approve.
This poster is shareable here, but the real-life version sounds similarly spectacular. Each is made on archival recycled stock and pressed using a lithographic press with veggie-based inks in Queens.
Prints start at $29 on PopChartLab. Oh, say, can we see the ultimate host/ess gift for the history buff whose beach house you’re crashing in this summer!
Which rendition of the flag would you fly today? What other infographics have caught your eye lately? Tell us in the comments below!
(h/t Fast Co Design)