Jutland ‘unofficial’ flag, designed by Per Kramer (1975)

Jutland has its own (although unofficial) flag thanks to visual artist Per Kramer (1942–2010), who designed it in 1975. Kramer traveled around Jutland to test the flag in different landscapes: he was at the sanded church (Tilsandede Kirke) in Skagen, in Gjern Bakker and Himmelbjerget hills, at the Kalø Castle ruins, at the Aarhus Cathedral, at the sand dunes of the North Sea as well as the middle Jutland heather. The two blue stripes illustrate the sea around Jutland, the red-brown symbolize the heather of the heath, and the green stands for the color of the forests. The cross-sword and the serration are the symbolic description of the Jutlandic fighting spirit. It is with full intention that Per Kramer spells “Jydske” with “d”, instead of the correct spelling “Jyske” because in his opinion “this is where past and present meet”. According to Per Kramer, the Jutland flag should rise from a barked hazel stick, with a dead crow at the top.

Colors palette: 293 blue (the sea around Jutland), 356 green (the green forests), 1805 reddish brown (heather heath)