Flägs & vexillology!

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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Lambuzhao » Tue 27 Jun 2017, 13:33

Simple. Striking. No bothersome, though I likes me some heraldry escudo design in the middle to get depixellated/smudged from resizings. Five Boroughs clearly represented. Nice update - Excelsior!
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Shemtov » Wed 28 Jun 2017, 04:17

Lambuzhao wrote:Simple. Striking. No bothersome, though I likes me some heraldry escudo design in the middle to get depixellated/smudged from resizings. Five Boroughs clearly represented. Nice update - Excelsior!
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See, I don't mind Philly's flag so much, even if it is a seal on a bed sheet, partially becaused I'm biased, but more that the seal is vibrant. Distinctive. NYC's flag is colored so badly it looks like a blue smudge on a tricolor. Also, as I live in Queens, I don't feel comfortable with a flag whose seal has clear references to Manhattan's history, and ignores the outer boroughs. (One could argue the seal needs an update, too). It doesn't reflect the modern city.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Shemtov » Sun 22 Jul 2018, 07:32

I actually was thinking of Philly's flag, and thought the the the seal should be replaced with the Liberty Bell as the Charge. I don't have the artistic chops to draw one, but I found on google someone with the same idea:
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Personally, I would make the charge half or or 3/4 the size; at current size the crack looks ugly it should be narrower, IMO:
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by shimobaatar » Sun 22 Jul 2018, 18:32

In the version with the smaller bell, the bell itself looks off-center to me.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Shemtov » Sun 22 Jul 2018, 23:52

shimobaatar wrote:
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 18:32
In the version with the smaller bell, the bell itself looks off-center to me.
Sorry, my fault. Is this better?:
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by shimobaatar » Mon 23 Jul 2018, 03:04

Oh, sorry, you didn't have to change it. But yes, that does look more centered to me. I still think I'd prefer the version with the larger bell, but that's just a matter of personal taste.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Shemtov » Wed 25 Jul 2018, 06:50

shimobaatar wrote:
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 03:04
Oh, sorry, you didn't have to change it. But yes, that does look more centered to me. I still think I'd prefer the version with the larger bell, but that's just a matter of personal taste.
Different strokes and all, but I like charges to be as small as visibly possible from a waving flag.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by eldin raigmore » Wed 25 Jul 2018, 20:01

IMO a primary charge should be one-third to one-half as high as the flag, and also one-third to one-half as wide as the flag.
Secondary charges might be as tall as one-fifth the flag’s height and as wide as one-fifth the flag’s width.
Or maybe one-third to one-half the appropriate dimension of the primary charge to which they are associated.

There’s probably some professional’s or academic’s published opinion on this. Anyone know?
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