Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Hey readers (if there are any of you left from the past two-plus years I haven't posted on this blog)! Lately I haven't been actively flag-designing for existing political entities, but who knows; sooner or later I may start that again. Anyway, before I continue, let me say that I have gotten a little more knowledgeable of certain things in the time that's passed since the early days of this blog. One of the things I've learned is that criticism is often best when it is thought out. By reading some of my past posts, you can tell that I didn't always think that. I overused words like "stupid", "ugly", "worst", and "bad". Many of the flag designs I've criticized are indeed stupid and ugly, but hearing that after so many times gets annoying, even to myself, the author, now. So sorry to those of you I annoyed. I was also a very pesky member of the vexillological community some years ago, so if any of you NAVA members happen to stumble across this, sorry about that.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
This flag design for the extremely popular video-sharing website YouTube is a pile design, which means that there is a triangle on the hoist of the flag. On this flag, I used a pile to resemble the "play" button of YouTube videos, and added two vertical bars in the fly to resemble the "pause" button. The colors red, white, and black, are the main colors of the YouTube logo.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
The current flag of Hungary is simple and symbolic. There would be no problem with it if there weren't tens of other nations in Europe with tricolours! So, I simply rearranged the colours into a unique design, but it's still simple.
If the United States has a Thanksgiving Day, Canada should have one, too. And if I design a flag for the United States Thanksgiving Day, I should design one for Canadian Thanksgiving Day.
The flag's proportions are 1:2, the most common flag proportions in Canada. The colours of the flag are the Canadian colours, red and white. The partial cross represents separation from England, and is in the shape of a T, for thanksgiving. A representation of the constellation Orion appears on the hoist side of the flag, symbolising harvest time. The constellation on this flag is made of thirteen stars, representing the thriteen Canadian provinces and major territories.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
This Anchorage, Alaska, flag design consists of a hoist-facing yellow pentagon on a blue background, with a blue anchor in the center of the flag. The blue and yellow represent Alaska and the anchor is a symbol of the city. The arrangement of the yellow shape is similar to the geographic layout of the peninsula which Anchorage sits on.
The current flag of Anchorage is yellow with the city's seal on it, and of course, the word "ANCHORAGE" on it, in all caps. Although it's unique, it needs a much simpler format. My design keeps the uniqueness, but retains all symbolism, and looks as good at the current flag, possibly even better.
Monday, March 31, 2008
You must admit, the current Onatrio flag is quite complex, along with that super-complex Union Jack. And since Canada is independent from the United Kingdom, their provinces could help display that fact by removing the Union Jack from their flags.
In this design, I a red background with a white cross. The red and white are the colors of Canada, and the cross hints at the United Kingdom, but doesn't scream it like the real flag. I took the green shield with leaves and transformed it into a canton for this design, and the result looks as Ontarioan as anything.
A masterpiece, if I do say so myself.
I bet you've heard of the recent split of Yugoslavia into Montenegro, Serbia, and Kosovo. Kosovo's new flag is easily much better than the other two nations'. Montenegro's is complicated, ugly, and just plain weird, and Serbia's is not only complicated and just plain weird, but it adds to the European tricolor confusion, but it doesn't seem that they'll adopt a flag without a tricolor, so I designed this flag.
I kept the Serbian tricolor of red, blue, and white, and instead of the coat of arms, I placed a Serbian cross in the canton area of the flag. It's golden because Serbia is looking forward to a "golden" future.