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This is a general dedicated to the design of flags, also known as vexillography.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VexillographyTalk about flags, design flags, critique other anons flags, and of course, discuss how you could do so much better if you were allowed to redesign your countries flag.Resources:>rules for flag designhttps://howlettstudios.com/articles/2018/10/10/5-rules-of-flag-design>how to break those ruleshttps://howlettstudios.com/articles/2018/10/10/5-rules-of-flag-design>why city flags are the worsthttps://youtu.be/pnv5iKB2hl4>basic flag designer if you dont have access to image editorshttps://flag-designer.appspot.com/#d=0&c1=7&c2=6&c3=3&o=6&c4=7&s=11&c5=5There seem to be several flag threads up at the moment, so lets give this a go and see if there is enough interest for a full time general
>The flag of the Seychelles flag consists of five different coloured bands (blue, yellow, red, white, and green) starting from one end and diverging towards the other end. The oblique bands symbolize a dynamic new country moving into the future. The colour blue depicts the sky and the sea that surrounds the Seychelles. Yellow is for the sun which gives light and life, red symbolizes the people and their determination to work for the future in unity and love, while the white band represents social justice and harmony. The green depicts the land and natural environment.
>At the time of its adoption, the South African flag was the only national flag in the world to comprise six colours in its primary design and without a seal and brocade. The design and colours are a synopsis of principal elements of the country's flag history. The colours themselves have no essential meaning.>According to official South African government information, the South African flag is "a synopsis of principal elements of the country's flag history." Although different people may attribute personal symbolism to the individual colours or colour combinations, "no universal symbolism should be attached to any of the colours." The only symbolism in the flag is the V or Y shape, which can be interpreted as "the convergence of diverse elements within South African society, taking the road ahead in unity".
>The black and gold design on the flag of Maryland is the coat of arms from the Calvert line. It was granted to George Calvert as a reward for his storming a fortification during a battle (the vertical bars approximate the bars of the palisade).>The red and white design is the coat of arms of the Crossland family from South Crosland in West Yorkshire in England, the family of Lord Baltimore's mother, and features a cross bottony with the red and white sides of the cross alternating. Since George Calvert's mother was an heiress, he was entitled to use both coats of arms in his banner.
I guess I'll post some of my own shitty fictional flags
>>386154those colors hurt my eyes but it's better than the basic bitch seal-on-blue flag that they have now
Just made this. The flag is meant to represent an isolated industrialist faction that lives at the bottom of the ocean. With the center charge, I tried to evoke a sense of mechanical industry, without doing something as overt as a gear or a crab made of circuits or something.I'm not super sold on the colors but I cant think of another combination that would work well.What do you guys think?
>>386349why not make the entire background blue?it's pretty cool, but all I can see is the coronavirus
>>386866>why not make the entire background bluea few reasons1. I feel it would make the flag a little less visually interesting especially since its a setting where the world is flooded and a lot of other flags have blue - however I acknowledge that the center charge is the more important part of the flag, symbolically, so even if it was just on a blue field it could still get the message across.2. the edges represent the deep trenches of the oceans3. I feel like the angled edges give it a kind harsh feel, which I feel goes well with the faction they're associated with. That being said I don't like black as a color for flags so I wouldn't mind an excuse to get rid of them. If you have any suggestions for alternate designs I'd love to hear em>all I can see is the coronavirusHE KNOWS, SHUT IT DOWN
Black and white flags are the best.
>>386898Breizhed and breizhpilled
>>386898what is that from?
>>387115Brittany region, France.
>>386132>>386134>>386136>>386137>>386139>>386140These feel really minimalist and "company logo to appeal to 20 year old feminists"-like.>>386135>>386138>>386349I really like these, though. Feel like they represent actual countriesAnyway, here's mine.
>>387131>>387132>>387133nicewhat do the various elements represent?
When I declare my Mormon theocracy I will make this our flag
>>387569why drag the swiss into it?
>>386053The fuck is this, a flag for wetzels pretzels?
>>386062Looks like a mess between the Durham flag with an Angus county flag.
>>387845Because Utah is basically Switzganistan
How shit is my flag?
>>388271Damnit, wrong image
>>388274Idk, imo flags should strictly be the absolute most basic of shapes like stripes and circles and stars. The point of them is to be seen from very far away and immediately recognizable, not inspected up close like a seal or crest
>>388276Ok thanks, I will keep the bird though as it's got some symbolism to it.
>>387845I this how we break Swiss neutrality?
>>386898Heraldic flags are based.
Reddit's been pretty busy coming up with possible Hong Kong's flags since the protests - at least for something that's better than a bunch of writings...the most here seem pretty meh. (the royal blue-gold one is alright though - my personal favourite)
>>388473Meanwhile, a newspaper back in Hong Kong actually made a contest for the best redesign - pic related by a guy named Wiliyum got the most winning votes:https://www.passiontimes.hk/4.0/voteflag.php>The Kapok (flower of Cotton tree) is known as the hero tree in Cantonese, which symbolizes the weight of Hong Kong in east Asia; its flowers are unscattered, and it is a symbol of the home country of all the people in the world; the eighteen stamens symbolize the people of the eighteen districts.>The golden cloud and thunder pattern arches the kapok, Hong Kong founds the nation to follow the people, inherits China. The blue background symbolizes the ocean and echoes the British rule.
>>388473reddit trannies ruin everything. they are all horrible
>>387333>1st flagBlue and red: Civil ensign of the Second Confederation of Rodinia (Rozheinia). Red represents the individual confederates and the blue represents their unification under law and the Word of God.Emblem: The emblem is part of "St. Cyril's Wonder," the crown that was worn by the Rozheinian king when it was still under a kingdom.>2nd flagRed and blue: Motif of pan-Rozheinian heritage.Design: Traditional Pidzilian designs, usually woven into scarves or quilts.>3rd flagHorcheghnia was a colony established under the name of "Corneria," after the planet of course. The leaves and globe also come back to this era.Text: Simply says the name of the Republic of Horcheghnia in Pizil and Horcheg.(Horcheg) Horčeǧ Ržečpolita(Pizil) Řḗčṗĕl'ta K̇órnsn'
PLEASE redesign the flag of Pandunia. For more information, check www.pandunia.info .
What do we think of this flag?
>>386053Whats a good image editor I can use ?I've been using MSpaint this whole time.
>>390024lame just like the flag of the state
>>388003I can see where you're coming from, but the commonalities between those flags (counterchanging - i.e an object is divided as the background with reversed colours- and quartering -divided into quarters with different arms in each quadrant-) are pretty common features in heraldry, notably British tradition of which all of these derive. Not very specific to any of these 3 flags.
>>388274The colours need some work. Try changing the eagle to something that'll stand out against the background (possibly a pale colour like white or yellow, etc). Right now everything is too dark. Flags don't have to comprise strictly of basic geometric shapes, but should at least be identifiable.
>>390040gimp for green peppers and circles
>>390040For flags, vector editors are best, Inkscape (free) is a servicable example
>>387999Flag of FIAV, International Federation of Vexillological Associations
here's mine, i lost the original pic long ago
>>386890The deep ocean trench inference immediately jumped in my mind when seeing this, so good job on that part
>>390024Where's the hammer and sickle tho
>>390024already out of date, lmao
first draft of a fictional island nation flag, founded by a rich industrialist (a la Elon Musk). super new to the hobby so feedback is super welcome
>>390024SOABseal on a bedsheet0/10
any distributist flags? or good christian flags?
First time doing one of these. How bad is it?
Another Virginia state flag mock up
>>388274Still pretty shit. It's just an Imperial Aquila that's had its wings clipped, in front of three mountains of shit.However, I took a quick try at redesigning it.
>>388271>>388274>>391421Furthermore, as other anons have mentioned, the colors are really gross, so here's a black and white version that can also be used to easily try out different colors.I'm by no means a professional. Experimentation is important. Keep trying. I suggest you study the fundamentals of flag design. There are a few links in the OP that should help you out.
>>391376>>391407I think they're both pretty damn good, design wise. Though, the imagery of a spear through a crown is a bit... crude.
>>390024needs more bullet holes
>>391445>>391423The spear through the crown is meant to be a minimalist interpretation of the current flag.
Since it's topical.
>>388271>>388274>>391421Each one is worse than the last
>>391531You try redesigning that shitheap then
May Allah grant me the power to turn this into a reality.
>>388466RUNA FTW!!!Note to all -- flags have symbolism more than beauty. Corporate flags or logos (attempt to) have beauty before meaning.
>>391531Concurred, the first one there was solid enough, then the last one went full mundane.
>>390421... if you have the requisite degree in hyperdimensional physics
>>388473Why the fuck are foreign westerners trying to design a flag for a group of Asians trying to become sovereign? Let them figure it out themselves. Wtf.
>>387999>>390472It is the knot that you use to properly secure a flag.
>>392265it's typical reddit, they think anything they come up with is gold
>>386053>99 daysMan this board is dead
>>391757It looks like a Dragon ball.
>>392815Would ditch the star, it's supposed to have positive connotations in US heraldry, but the fact that it's red makes it seem like an anti-communist thing, but it's on a crown so idk. Better than the other two, it's not on the nose at all. But if told you'll see it.
>>392817You should probably have colored in the shield with the stars and bars like irl. But it could see this being an armband for some Fascist US faction.
>>391757incredibly based, hope this becomes real too
>>392816very nice, but i suggest to make the lines a bit thicker and get rid of the yellow outline
>>386053I'm from Cornwall and this is our flag. Our county was originally treated as one giant port for England and where a LOT of smuggling went on.nobody ever talks about it but it is where pirating was first documented. the whole county hated England and the taxes they demanded on trading.. so they became a black market “state”, if you will, and generally broke all manner of laws regarding trade, started to steal from English ships and created their own pirate flag - a black and white version of the england flag. a fuck you to paying taxes and a declaration that Cornwall is pirate country and will take what it wants.being a tiny corner of the world and no army it was quickly squashed by england and remains a part of is but if you ask any local they still to this day want independence like Wales and Scotland. Will never happen though.the flag is still used to this day and its meaning is confused and lost.Cornish pirates are the true original pirates of the world. and I think our flag is cool as shit
>>386053Anyone know where I can find a higher resolution version of this coat of arms? Can't find an SVG or higher res anywhere.
is this a good flag brehs? also why the FUCK can't we post svgs
>>392791/gd/ has always been a slow board retardthere are threads on here from literal years ago
>>393518You know nothing of flag design, do you?
>>393452Why don’t you just vectorize it you lazy fucking numbskull?
I seriously cannot figure out inkskapeI just want to recolor this stupid flag but it keeps leaving bits of black unchanged
>>393518there's so many cool ones and you show them this?Chubut, Tierra del fuego, Cordoba, Santiago del Estero... anything but this
Flags for a fictional Australian Political Faction, thoughts?
>>393644The first flag is the best one, the last two don't really have much in the way of semblance to Australian heraldry. Fascist regimes embraced the very modern aesthetics to demonstrate themselves as forward thinking movements. That should be what a fascist AU flag goes for. What you've created is rather generic.
>>393546what the fuck is that supposed to beis your flag wearing a furry buttplug?
>>394000ask the nation of Swaziland
>>394018>>394000>>394017now answer my question. why does this stupid program not fill the whole area like it's supposed to.
>>394017It's a shield my guy
>>394019No idea, I don't use inkscapehope that helps
korean unity>>393546it looks as though the outlines are different object, it has nothing to do with inkscape but rather the svg you downloaded
>>39406410/10 would fly
>>393546maybe disable stroke on all objects
>>390024we barely knew ye
>>388274Colors are muddled shit. The triangular background could work if you flip it. The sides of the main triangle being parallel with the triangular shape of the eagle.
>>386053I'll post some flags I made up for my city
>>386138this one is really nice, anon
>>392816really nice, this is a mars flag right?
Related Vexillology:>the flag belongs to Harold Thomas, an Aboriginal artist who designed it in 1971 for his people's civil rights movement.>Mr Thomas retains the full copyright - a status clarified by a legal battle in the 1990s - and he has leased reproduction rights to different companies over the years.>Most recently, in 2018, he signed a deal with a firm called WAM Clothing. It gives the company exclusive global rights to use the flag on clothing, physical media and digital media.>Unlike previous lease holders, the company has aggressively enforced these rights. Several Aboriginal organisations - including not-for-profits - have found this out the hard way.LOL PWNDArticle: bbc.com/news/world-australia-49315063I always like this flag clean and distinct
Fictional Bosnian flag I made a few months ago for fun. Tricolor due to the Slavic background, but also representative of the three ethnicities living there. The crest is a historical reference to the coat of arms, representing the river Bosna and in extension the kingdom it used to be.Blue - Catholics; the rivers, the origins.Red - Orthodoxy; family, blood, conflicts.White - Muslims; the sky, the new coat.Also, I have no clue about vexillography or making flags. It was just something I made for fun, so it probably isn't anything great.
>>389309Help. I'm desperate.
>>397183that's retarded, esperanto is already a thing and their flag is awesome
>>389309>>397183not my best work but seeing as you're desperate
>>388473Jesus, how hideous. The ones on the right look like feminine hygiene products.
>>386349replace the black with a very dark blue and YES
>>391145>>391145upper left hand section too small. colors pretty horrible looking: not bright or energetic, like bile sick. nut/cog is a cliche symbol, would an industrialist really want his symbol to be a cog and not something symbolic of the outcome of his industry. musk is focused on the results/benefits, midwits are focused on the methods. what would be the outcome your fictional person really stands for?lines of the cog are too thin/colors have too little contrast with the black
>>388274Keep only the center mountain, slightly enlarge the aquila, and play around with the colors
My lil bro made a flag in minecraft. Rate it.
>>396763huh, not bad, reinforces the color palette and makes it a bit more vibrantgood addition
>>395514thanks>>387131>These feel really minimalist and "company logo to appeal to 20 year old feminists"-like.What would you recommend in order to avoid that, while maintaining the symbolism of the imagery?Most of my graphic design experience comes from simplistic logo designs, but it feels like for an authentic looking flag you need to maintain a balance between being simple and recognizable, and being complex enough to derive a unique meaning and convey a unique aesthetic.
>>394017You meant to say "eSwatini"
Designed a flag for Michigan, each green band is a peninsula, connected by the Mackinac Bridge, the 4 blue areas representing the 4 Great Lakes it touches.
>>398096Just looks like a H bro
Any good flags for an alliance in this online game I am playing?The initials are "MC" so far the top rated 1 is this
Here's a flag I made of an organization made of the ultra rich, nobles, and royals. What are you thoughts Anons?
>>398530no it's a different game. MC is the initials of our alliance's name, not the game
Sup I made this based on the flag found here:https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caacup%C3%A9?useskin=monobook
>>398754this is the image its based on btw, funny how low quality it is
>>398563but what does it MEEEAAAN?
Not really original, but have been trying to spruce up the Faction flags for Bannerlord, this is probably my favourite that I have made so far.
>>386349had a lil play around
>>386349>>399126Gave it a little try Anon, apologies for the poor quality, just chilling on my laptop and dont have any proper software installed for editing.I really like the Idea you were going for with the trenches, almost as if the flag "bottoms out" on the seabed, tried to do that a little bit with these.
>>399130>gradients>on a flag
>>388474looks fucking great
>>393518Yes it is.
Flag i designed in case my town declares independence.
>>386053Looks kind of shitty but I made a mashup of the Vatican City and American flags for a Catholic friend. If it seems lazy yes it is because I took the Betsy Ross Flag and Vatican Emblem from creative Commons, color corrected it to fit the white and blue of the flag, thickened the lines and kept some of the minor details the same length, then just enlarged it to fit half the screen. It honestly looks better than some of the shit on here still.
https://imgur.com/gallery/IumgYREThe things in the roundels of the Australian flags actually make simple but good flags in and of themselves.
>>400783This is really cool. Any way you could possibly make the Russian flag with the kabbalah cube in Mecca?
The flag of Mozambique has an AK-47 on it. That's pretty cool, I think.
>nooooo you can't put text on a flag!!>nooooo heraldry and religious symbols are outdated concepts!!!>did you just put red and green next to each other?!>your flag HAS to be simple enough for a 7 year old child to draw it!!>you must use 3 desaturated colours otherwise it's trash!>the colours should represent something that has absolutely nothing to do with the people living there!!>the combination of green, white and blue really appeals to my autistic progressive personality. free cascadia!>anyways here's my redesign of new zealand, it's a kiwi bird!!
>>400783stretching artifacts are fine cause its just a concept, cool idea too
>>400933rules of vexillology are there for virgins so that chads can break them
Anyone else in love with the Isle of Skye flag? I love how they made the usual cross banner into a Celtic cross on it
>>392817US occupied Santa's Workshop
>>399126I actually quite like the peak shape
>>400938is there a virgin flag vs chad flag?because there needs to be
>>386053Flag for a based and noncucked america.
>>395533>copyrighting the flag of your people
>>390024>old american style>land knows no justice and no peace.Shitty larp, 0/10
>>393566These are good because they are shitty and soulless like me, also, reddit.
>>402258little mini austria flag, all i seeit sucksstick with bootlicking im sure youre much better at that
Socialism with American Characteristics for a New Era following the Dialectical Path of the Four Modernizations and Three Represents towards Scientific Outlook on Development following the Mass Line and Seeking Truth from Facts.
>>402835i like the pixels
Vinland flag but for pagan larpers
>>403567Flag of the Spanish Falange in the style of the Chinese Workers and Peasants Red Army.
>>403568Flag proposal for the new region of Pomurje
Flag for a Pennsylvanian Independent Socialist State (PISS)
>>403570Flag for a Wisconsin Union of Socialist Soviets (WUSS)
Any actual prices out there in the wild? Like, is there a known pricetag a designer or firm that has charged for a flag? I would assume it's a lot
>>386060>the blue is because water is blue>ball in the sky is yellow> red and white are a bunch of words because we know how retarded this flag already is>green because thats grass or some shit
>>388473/ourguy/ has already done his HK flag version.https://create-recreate.blogspot.com/2014/11/hong-kong.html?m=0#comment-form
>>404259it's legit just a recolored wikipedia qing flag.shit. he says it's "inspired" it's just recolored. >>402258why would it use washington's arms and not the thirteen pieces arms>>400938this>>400783no reason the emblem cant be made more visible
Does anyone has a better design for NYC?
I made this. I think it's pretty comfy, and i'd like to make a more realised vector version that looks like an actual flag.
Couldnt find any information on it but is there any significance to diagonal lines on flags? Other than standing out? I think I did it just to line up with the diagonal sun rays
>>404927Well their significance is the absence of significance if you will. 3 vertical bands (tricolours) are associated with republicanism and liberalism and were often used by nations and movements seeking to mimic the French revolution. 3 horizontal bands were the next wave and came to be associated with the 1848 Spring of Nations and romantic nationalism. 2 horizontal bands by contrast are associated with the old regimes of Europe and conservative sentiment. For example Austria refused to grant anything other than 2 horizontal bands to most of its component parts, seeing them as symbols of anti-separatist, anti-republican stability.Diagonal band(s) by contrast have no such attached meanings, so they've been used by various organisations who had no attachment to the European shenanigans described above, like Siberian autonomists, St. Trinidad and Tobago, Tanzania, Congo and the DRC.Since the 1930s the anarchists have also been using the red and black bisected flag and have since kind of appropriated the bottom black diagonal bisected design, with a different upper colour for all of the different flavours of anarchism (purple for anarchafeminism, orange for mutualism, green for anarcho-primitivism, etc).So in general, no, unless you make the lower part black, you're pretty much free of any pre established symbolism.
Thoughts on these? I can't tell what looks good anymore. No politics pls.1. Roundel in the colours of the Dukedom of Burgundy.
>>4050042. Burgundian cross roundel with the upper left and bottom left quadrants in the heraldical colours of the Dukedom of Burgundy.
>>4050053. Burgundian cross roundel with a heraldic flag of Burgundy (Valois-Burgundian dynasty) in the top right and bottom right quadrants.
>>4050064. Burgundian cross roundel with a heraldic flag of Burgundy (Valois-Burgundian dynasty) in the top right and bottom right quadrants. The Fleur de Lis are replaced with swastikas.
>>4050075. Burgundian cross roundel w/ superimposed iron cross. Upper left and bottom left quadrants in the heraldical colours of the Dukedom of Burgundy.
>>405004>>405005>>405006>>405007>>405071Even ignoring the laughable idea of posting a swastika apolitically, these fucking suck. Go back to >>>/pol/
>>405084They're for a hoi4 mod i swear I'm not a nazi
>>390024>no justice>no peace>advertising their qualities Noble
>>405084Calm down snowflake
>>386053opinions plsjust made it
>>405127Why does every ink splotch test I look at form genitalia
>>405127The design itself is good, aesthetically speaking, but does not communicate that it's a rose, at least to me. My first thoughts were "female reproductive system", "weird sunset" and "one of those funky SEAsian abstract symbols". Couldn't actually tell what it's supposed to be till I read the filename.
>>405525Maybe as racecar stickers, but these are hilariously bad flags.
>>405144You're sexually repressed
Got this in mind for an East Asian nation/region. What do u think?
>>405905bottom sinister facing backwards dragon looks goofy as hell. Should be top dexter.