Focusing on the positive. Now that the beach towel is officially done and dusted, has it cleared the way for the only proper new NZ flag to rise again at some point in our future ... ?
Now thats a cool towel! :-)
I don't like it as our flag though. Its simple, and good, but it looks more like a logo (It is actually, a North American company) You can't hang it downwards as it will look odd. That was also a criticsm of the new flag. But the main thing is that its too abstract. It doesnt say NZ to anyone. Unless you get told that the white is I guess a mountain. I dont know what the red means. The blue is leftover from the current flag? Black? That's a sports colour not our national colour, or does it mean night?
Depends if a flag is to be taken by foreigners as NZ. JK wanted the flag to be more like modern NZ. I prefer it to be seen as clearly a Kiwi flag
Design wise it is good. Simple, elegant, not busy.