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State of Mississippi

(Note: For more about my design journey in this project, see "Redesigning the Mississippi state flag".)

My magnolia artwork was selected as the centerpiece of Mississippi's new state flag. The flag was approved by voters on Election Day, and on January 5, 2021, the state legislature passed House Bill 1 ratifying the flag as law. On January 11, 2011, Governor Tate Reeves signed the bill.

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The "In God We Trust" flag, Mississippi's new banner

The magnolia was part of my original flag submission. I called it the "New Century" flag. I made the center carpels more detailed in my version. Clay Moss, the vexillologist who advised the flag commission, changed them into a solid element so it's more visible from a distance.

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The "New Century" flag, my original flag submission
A larger version of my original magnolia drawing
A larger version of my original magnolia drawing