Jakob Sturla Einarsson
 Municipal flags: flags for the Icelandic municipalities


The Icelandic municipalities have, for the most part, adopted municipal arms, or heraldic styled logos.
These are used mainly to label the municipalities’ property, services and publications, as a symbol of the local government.
Flags, which serve a similar purpose, are seen, however, as belonging to the people and can be hoisted on various occasions.
These 74 flags have been designed for the current municipalities and in reference to their respective municipal arms.

The project also explores how the fixed symbols of the municipal arms may be re-interpreted within the simple format of flag design, as flags need to be easily recognizable at a distance and it all sorts of weather.