Author: Philip Tibbetts.
Rationale: The two triangles, one issuing to centre from the base and the other issuing to centre from the hoist, represent the two peninsulas that constitute the state. Their green colouring recalling the Michigan Greenstone that is the state gemstone. The remainder of the flag is comprised of two blue triangles (mirroring the green) and a white saltire. These three components recall the Lake Superior, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan and reflecting the name of Michigan meaning ‘large lake’. The overall effect is to create an abstract map of the state.