Flägs & vexillology!

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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by eldin raigmore » Mon 29 Feb 2016, 21:31

Dormouse559 wrote:….
But watching the TED talk, I noticed that Portland's flag is downright gorgeous.
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To me Portland OR's flag looks like a traffic jam about to happen.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by G64 » Thu 31 Mar 2016, 20:50

I gave this thread a quick peek and I happened not to see my favourite flag (I wonder why nobody else has never posted it): Nepal's! :mrgreen:
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I mean, read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Nepal
"the world's only non-quadrilateral national flag"

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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Thrice Xandvii » Fri 01 Apr 2016, 05:34

eldin raigmore wrote:To me Portland OR's flag looks like a traffic jam about to happen.
Maybe, but a visually pleasing traffic jam, to be sure.
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Obviously, tastes differ, so take this with a grain of salt, but I've never liked that one. Mostly, it's because of its bizzarre shape and Lisa-Simpson-from-above stars.

The colors are nice, though.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by gach » Fri 01 Apr 2016, 17:30

People might have different opinions about Nepal's flag but there are objectively good reasons to like it, as described here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2Gne3UHKHs

Aren't there also other double pennants still in use, just not with as high status as a national flag?
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Thrice Xandvii » Fri 01 Apr 2016, 17:51

Indeed, from a mathematical perspective, it is quite pleasing... I just wish that I legitimately liked the finished product.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Sglod » Sat 02 Apr 2016, 10:48

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This is the flag of Tottori Prefecture in Japan.

Tottori in hiragana is とっとり and without the sokuon: と - とり. とり means bird so the symbol pretty much spells out the prefecture's name. I'm pretty sure there are a lot more flags like this in Japan, but I could only be bothered to post one example. [:)]

Also, why is there an umlaut over 'Flägs' in the title...?
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by G64 » Tue 05 Apr 2016, 16:03

Thrice Xandvii wrote:Obviously, tastes differ, so take this with a grain of salt, but I've never liked that one. Mostly, it's because of its bizzarre shape and Lisa-Simpson-from-above stars.
Opinions, yay! [:P]
Of course I'm not forcing you to like the flag, and it is funny, but I also like it for that
gach wrote:People might have different opinions about Nepal's flag but there are objectively good reasons to like it, as described here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2Gne3UHKHs
Yes, that's the video where I first got to know my beloved one (flag [:P])
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by gach » Tue 05 Apr 2016, 16:51

G64 wrote:
gach wrote:People might have different opinions about Nepal's flag but there are objectively good reasons to like it, as described here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2Gne3UHKHs
Yes, that's the video where I first got to know my beloved one (flag [:P])
Just goes to show the cultural institution that Numberphile is [:D]
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Post by Creyeditor » Sun 29 May 2016, 23:02

I just discovered the flag of Saba. I kind of like it [:)] It's different yet catchy. I would have liked the star in a different color though for maximal contrast.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Frislander » Mon 30 May 2016, 21:56

Here are some flags from my local area.

First off, County Durham:
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I think I like this one most for its inclusion of the cross of St Cuthbert, who is buried in Durham cathedral.

Then there's Northumberland:
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I'd probably be more scathing about it were the county not so wonderful.

And finally, Yorkshire:
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Pretentious and full of itself, like most Yorkshire pseudo-nationalism.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Lambuzhao » Mon 04 Jul 2016, 09:02

As I take my constitutionals round the neighborhood, one house always struck me. It has two big flags hanging from poles: one 'Murican, and the other was golden yellow with some kind of red stripage. I could not tell if it was :us-nm: :cat: or maybe :vie2:. Every time I walked, it was during the gloaming or around sundown, so there was next to no wind blowing. It is possible it could be either of the three b/c my neighborhood (and church) has a high proportion of both Latinos (we certainly have some Chicanos, and they might have come from/spent time in NM, or possibly an enclave of Catalans?) and Vietnamese.

But, yesterday was quite breezy when I took my walk, and I saw that it clearly had the three red stripes of -

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Heritage and Freedom Flag - Lá cờ Tự Do và Di Sản [<3] the name.

Golden fields of nodding millet, sown in the blood of our forfethren...


Any one of those three flags, for some reason, really attracts me.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Lambuzhao » Sat 09 Jul 2016, 21:53

Aszev wrote:Share and discuss awesome flags, flag designs, and flag policies!

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New Mexico simply has an awesome looking design.
HA! Complete grokkage achieved [:D]


Well, after I cooked some truly tasteable verdolagas con huevos y salsa, my son made a victory/excellence/sublime bliss motion with his hands in the form of a bird...
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Y'know, like Russell from Up! and General Monger from Monsters vs Aliens.

It got me thinking, 'Hey, that might be an interesting symbol for a flag. A red and golden-yellow flag, similar to :us-nm: and :cat: and :vie2:

Luckily, after some snipe-hunting on the 'Net,

I have come up with not one but two flag designs, with I think I will use for United Vdao and Zahaas.:

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I am partial to the second one, but who knows...

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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Lambuzhao » Sat 09 Jul 2016, 23:49

Another flag long overdue is the tricolor Flag of Rozwiland.

I have two versions below. First is the more traditional Triune Triocolor Flag:

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where each moon represents one of the three major Kelikens: Carga Nor to the west, Hozwe to the northeast and Kepquai to the south. Carga Nor is also the religious capital for the Rozwi pagan pantheon (though each deity has his/her own special sacred town or city), Kepquai is the religious centre for Ozayoughadism, and Hozwe is the capital for the Divine Doctrine of the One True Faith.


The next flag was adopted after the Nomalization of Tirga {which I think occurred in approx. Çarak year 2149 .

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In it, the eight stars represent the Nomes of Rozwiland: Omeg Ha, Hozwe, Daqa'a Zi, Kepquai, Re'ge, Virrin, Carga Nor and Mundane.

Hooray for Rozwiland!
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Lambuzhao » Sun 10 Jul 2016, 02:25

The last banner/escutcheon/coat of arms/sigil is that of Yawbeth Major.

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Funnily, the motto around the inside rim is supposed to read

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HЭZƷ ΘЭΥ HЭZƷ ꞚAƷZλЭΥƷ ΗѠӬΜ ЭΘИΥ

One God, One King, One People

But MS-Word Art had a complete hissy-fit with the Avdira font, and I cannot insert nor rotate the 'one king'.
So, what happens?

Yawbeth Major (via modern technology) defenestrates its consitutional monarchy in one fell swoop [xP]

HЭZƷ ΘЭΥ ΗѠӬΜ ЭΘИΥ

One God , One People

And becomes a good-fearing Laic Democracy!! [;)]

Hooray for Yawbeth!


PS: The bipedal simurgh-peafowl-cockatrice in the middle has a special name, huvni in Rozwi. It is, however, the theriomorphic representation of the ruxinjiliqš, which are the Doctrinist and Ozayoughadist archangels. In pictorial representations of the Divine Throne of Holy Wisdom, the Throne is flanked by two of these, though legends say they are myriad in number.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by qwed117 » Sun 10 Jul 2016, 08:41

Terran flags only. Although, I guess, if you are discussing the flags in the context of inspiration it should be fine
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Zythros Jubi » Thu 21 Jul 2016, 18:09

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Lambuzhao wrote:Another flag long overdue is the tricolor Flag of Rozwiland.

I have two versions below. First is the more traditional Triune Triocolor Flag:

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where each moon represents one of the three major Kelikens: Carga Nor to the west, Hozwe to the northeast and Kepquai to the south. Carga Nor is also the religious capital for the Rozwi pagan pantheon (though each deity has his/her own special sacred town or city), Kepquai is the religious centre for Ozayoughadism, and Hozwe is the capital for the Divine Doctrine of the One True Faith.


The next flag was adopted after the Nomalization of Tirga {which I think occurred in approx. Çarak year 2149 .

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In it, the eight stars represent the Nomes of Rozwiland: Omeg Ha, Hozwe, Daqa'a Zi, Kepquai, Re'ge, Virrin, Carga Nor and Mundane.

Hooray for Rozwiland!
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Does it have anything to do with Rozwi Empire in today's Zimbabwe?
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by CrazyEttin » Mon 15 Aug 2016, 21:05

My absolute favourite flag (actually a vexilloid) is the tug, mainly because it’s so distinctive and original.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by shimobaatar » Wed 17 Aug 2016, 01:42

CrazyEttin wrote:My absolute favourite flag (actually a vexilloid) is the tug, mainly because it’s so distinctive and original.
Very interesting, thanks for sharing that link!
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Shemtov » Tue 27 Jun 2017, 12:23

Haven watched Roman Mars's Ted Talk on flag design, I've redesigned the flag of the city I inhabit, NYC (Though I will always be a Philadelphian):
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I've kept the Dutch Tricolor, but replaced the seal with five stars, one for each borough.The Quincunx design symbolizes Manhattan as the hub of the city, surrounded by the outer boroughs.
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Post by Shemtov » Tue 27 Jun 2017, 12:35

I've redesigned it again, so the stars represent islands ie the Earth-like tone of orange sorrounded by water-like blue:
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