Design Recommended by the South Carolina State Flag Study Committee of the Official Flag of the State of South Carolina | Image via SCSFSC Final Report
Let’s play a game: One of these things is not like the others. Can you spot the differences?
If you said saw palmetto + crescent shape in these drawings do not look alike, you are there. So why the iconic symbols all look slightly different? The contrasting designs in SC paraphernalia occur because, for 80 years, there have been no official design for South Carolina State Flag.
While the historical relevance dwarf palm, crescent shape + indigo blue background are still present on the variants of the flag, there are components that have not been nailed. So far there has been no regulation on details such as shapes, dimensions + colors.
In 2018, the state of South Carolina established the South Carolina State Flag Study Committee who was in charge of “Propose a formal and uniform design for the state flag based on historically accurate details and legislative enactments. “
According to a report of The Post and Courier, the designated team of historians proposed a final and official design.
Aiming the flag at look like its first editions, the team used archaeologists + museums to collect images and artifacts this dates back to the war of independence. The official shade of indigo, Pantone 282 C, and the official shape of the crescent are derived from a regimental flag of 2nd South Carolina Regiment under Colonel William Moultrie.
Learn more about the design elements and the story behind them here.