There Are Several Other Flags Hiding Within Norway's Flag
Norwayâs red, white, and blue flag isnât entirely uniqueâ"lots of countries use the same color schemeâ"but the Scandinavian countryâs standard contains multitudes. If you look closely, you can find the patterns from six other countriesâ flags hidden within it, as the tweet below from Melbourne-based demographics researcher Simon Kuestenmacher illustrates.
If you divide it into smaller segments, Norwayâs blue and white Nordic cross on a red background also contains the designs of Franceâs flag (blue, white, and red vertical stripes), Indonesiaâs flag (a red horizontal stripe over a white horizontal stripe), Polandâs flag (a white horizontal stripe over a red horizontal stripe), the Dutch flag (red, white, and blue horizontal stripes), the Thai flag (a large blue horizontal stripe in the middle, surrounded by smaller red and white horizontal stripes above and below), and the Finnish flag (a blue Nordic cross on a white background).
Norwegian Air cleverly worked this subtle feature into a 2015 ad that highlighted each of the flags hidden in Norwayâs standard and labeled them with prices for airline fares to those locations.
Much like you can never unsee the white arrow in the FedEx logo, youâll never be able to look at the Norwegian flag the same way again.