Flägs & vexillology!

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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by qwed117 » Sun 05 Apr 2015, 17:37

clawgrip wrote:Civil and state flag of Yabushio Image
Ratio 5:8. Black Satomi mon charged on a red field.

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Haven't designed the military flags yet. Not sure what I want to do.
I think this thread is for Earthling flags. You should make a thread in "Conworlds" subforum [:D]
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by clawgrip » Mon 06 Apr 2015, 02:13

Could have sworn I saw some con flags in here, but oh well.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by qwed117 » Mon 06 Apr 2015, 02:23

Aszev wrote:I moved the latest posts in this thread to the Symbols of Concultures thread in the C&C forum. This thread is for real world flags and vexillology.
Found it!
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Xing » Wed 08 Apr 2015, 19:58

I like the flag of Qatar. I like the nuance of red, and it's simple but yet distinct design.

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The flag is notable for its proportions of 11:28, which makes it the only official national flag that's more than twice as long as it's high.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Xing » Sat 11 Apr 2015, 22:58

The flag of Niue is a bit special: based on the classical British ensign pattern, but an unusual yellow colour instead of the common blue or red ones.

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I've been thinking of having it's design as a base for one version of the Leopardish/Waku flag – but instead of the Union Flag I will have the regular blue Leopard Flag in the canton.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by opipik » Fri 24 Apr 2015, 18:13

Well, this flag is horrible:
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Sḿtuval » Wed 13 May 2015, 05:14

I've always thought the flag of South Africa was pretty cool. The various colors are quite pleasing to me.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by idov » Wed 27 May 2015, 00:55

Xing wrote:I like the flag of Qatar. I like the nuance of red, and it's simple but yet distinct design.

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The flag is notable for its proportions of 11:28, which makes it the only official national flag that's more than twice as long as it's high.
You really do? Whilst I do not have anything against it, it is a bit too out there to work for me, even though the colors fit perfectly. About that, if my eyes don't deceive me, that's actually burgundy rather than red.
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Is it too much to ask for to see the text replaced by "POLAND"? There are even six letters in both.
Macedonia's flag has long intrigued me. It could work just as well as an emblem and pretty much screams of power and might, not despite of its relatively simple design, but because of it.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Sr. Día » Fri 20 Nov 2015, 06:48

AureusFulgens wrote:
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AureusFulgens wrote: And maybe I'm biased, but I think my home state of Maryland has a cool flag.
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Not gonna lie, Maryland's is one of my least favorites, I find it rather garish.
Washington's isn't much better though, although I like the green.

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To each his own. A matter of differing tastes, I suppose - I rather like a vivid color scheme.
For curiosity, what are your favorites?
Just remembered about this forum two years later, and it just so happened this thread popped back up.
New Mexico's flag gets kicked around a lot as an example of a good flag, so maybe I'm not having the most original thought here, but it's still pretty rad.
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Post by HoskhMatriarch » Sat 21 Nov 2015, 03:43

Yes, New Mexico's flag is cool. Also, Maryland's flag is infinitely better than Washington's flag, even though I'm not sure it's objectively good (it would look cool as a shield with a lion or eagle holding a sword on it at least).
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Post by elemtilas » Mon 23 Nov 2015, 12:45

HoskhMatriarch wrote:Yes, New Mexico's flag is cool. Also, Maryland's flag is infinitely better than Washington's flag, even though I'm not sure it's objectively good (it would look cool as a shield with a lion or eagle holding a sword on it at least).
You mean something like this?

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The arms of the Barons of Baltimore.
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Post by Lambuzhao » Tue 24 Nov 2015, 04:17

The sun in New Mexico's flag reminds me of the Picaflor de Nazca (Nazca Hummingbird)

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Which IMHO would be an awesome symbol for a flag or banner.
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Post by HoskhMatriarch » Thu 26 Nov 2015, 08:16

elemtilas wrote:
HoskhMatriarch wrote:Yes, New Mexico's flag is cool. Also, Maryland's flag is infinitely better than Washington's flag, even though I'm not sure it's objectively good (it would look cool as a shield with a lion or eagle holding a sword on it at least).
You mean something like this?

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The arms of the Barons of Baltimore.
I wouldn't have really drawn the leopards like that, but yes.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by qwed117 » Thu 26 Nov 2015, 15:28

Those things that from the sky look like things. The pseudosciencers were going all crazy over them a couple of years ago
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by elemtilas » Thu 26 Nov 2015, 20:09

HoskhMatriarch wrote:
elemtilas wrote:The arms of the Barons of Baltimore.
I wouldn't have really drawn the leopards like that, but yes.
A stylistic complaint, surely!

There are certainly other slightly differently drawn versions out there. Here, you can see some (I think) better executed versions. Not only of early arms, but also the modern arms of Marlyand, the seal and so forth. I don't think there's any other US state whose arms are actually British heraldry. Kind of cool that.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Lambuzhao » Fri 27 Nov 2015, 01:09

Lambuzhao wrote:The sun in New Mexico's flag reminds me of the Picaflor de Nazca (Nazca Hummingbird)

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http://www.spreadshirt.net/nazca-hummin ... 8A15443345



Which IMHO would be an awesome symbol for a flag or banner.
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It's said to be a hummingbird.
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Some kind of bird, at the very least.

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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by elemtilas » Tue 01 Dec 2015, 03:52

elemtilas wrote:I don't think there's any other US state whose arms are actually British heraldry. Kind of cool that.
Actually, not quite!

Washington DC derives its flag from the crest of the Washington family: http://dcwalkabout.com/blog/george-wash ... t-of-arms/ While I don't think it necessarily "inspired the American flag", it certainly is the source for the DC flag!, which you can see fluttering in the upper right corner of the page.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Qxentio » Tue 15 Dec 2015, 01:23

The flag of East Frisia is my all time favorite. Not the one with the stupid coat of arms though.

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Post by HoskhMatriarch » Thu 17 Dec 2015, 00:43

Qxentio wrote:The flag of East Frisia is my all time favorite. Not the one with the stupid coat of arms though.

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And that pretty much looks like something I'd design...
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