Unless your favorite subject was Social Studies or you spend your weekends as a Civil War re-enactor, you probably haven't paid much attention to state flags. Which is fortunate, because most of them were designed around the turn of the 19th century and are heinously outdated. We're looking at you, New York.
Luckily for us, design firm NJI Media decided to give these bastions of banality a 21st century reboot in honor of Flag Day. The resulting designs are simple, gorgeous, and make us want to take a cross-country road trip, like, right now. We've included some of our favorites below, along with NJI's reasoning behind their design choices. Also, here's a link to all 50 current state flags, so you can compare.