Virginia State Flag

Inspired by the TED talk "Why City Flags May be the Worst-Designed Thing You've Never Noticed."
The seal and the blue background are kept in tribute to the current state flag of Virginia (see below). The red and white bars represent the five geographic regions in Virginia (from East to West): Tidewater, Piedomont, Blue Ridge, Valley and Ridge, and the Appalachian Plateau. The eight stars represent the eight US Presidents from Virginia. Here is a picture of my iterative sketch design process:

The current
state flag of Virginia