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Vexillology
« on: October 23, 2016, 08:50:35 AM »
Anyone else like to talk about flags and tries their hand at a flag design once in awhile? I would also really like to recommend the subreddit on Vexillology for inspiration.

Quote from: Wikipedia
Vexillology is the scientific study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags or, by extension, any interest in flags in general.

Here's my alternative flags for Belgian Congo.





A pirate flag I designed.



An alternative flag for Nambia.



Some redesigns of the flag of Flanders.





My wet dream french flag.



And here's some of my favorite flags

(us 13states)

(rhodesia)

(seychelles)

(saint-pierre & miquelon)


Feel free to contribute or discuss! Lets try to leave politics out of this topic, except when motivating the composition/colors etc on flags.

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Re: Vexillology
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2016, 11:25:15 AM »
Never tried to create one myself, but came across the Wallonian flag at work the other day and I think you might like it:



They hang it in their parliament too. It looks pretty cool.

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Re: Vexillology
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2016, 11:35:29 AM »
We got a fun version of that one


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Re: Vexillology
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2016, 12:17:35 PM »
I'm biased but I always liked the Northern Ireland flag, it's rare that flags have a servered hand on them for example. 



There is a popular legend about the origin of the Red Hand, with many local variations, in which it is associated with sovereignty and kingship. According to the legend, the kingdom of Ulster had at one time no rightful heir. Because of this, it is agreed that a boat race should take place and that "whosoever's hand is the first to touch the shore of Ireland, so shall he be made the king". One potential king so desires the kingship that, upon seeing that he is losing the race, he cuts off his hand and throws it to the shore—thus winning the kingship. The hand is red to represent the fact that it would have been covered in blood.
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Re: Vexillology
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2016, 12:34:22 PM »
Oh hells yeah. I fucking love flags.

Maryland represent.


Austria-Hungary is another favorite.
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Re: Vexillology
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2016, 01:42:06 PM »
I've always found Mozambique's choice interesting. Including an AK-47 on your flag shows a certain... temperament? Anyway, it is certainly unique.


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Re: Vexillology
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2016, 05:38:38 PM »
I really like flags actually. I especially love seeing all the flags during Olympic games as the likes, where you get to see flags which you don't get to see every day (I'm looking at you USA).

One of my favourites is the Eureka flag. It dates back to the gold rush in Ballarat in my home state of Victoria. Miners who had been forced to keep paying higher and higher miners license fees, among other things had finally had enough and decided to rebel. Its probably the closest thing Australia has come to a civil war. An interesting bit of reading if you're up to it. Its pretty much taught in primary school (what you Americans would call elementary school) over here.

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Re: Vexillology
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2016, 12:50:11 PM »
Wow! I love all the response here guys!

@convex airplane , you might wanna check this out

Today I found that the flag of the french region Champagne Ardenne is pretty unique



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Re: Vexillology
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2016, 01:01:48 PM »
Stars and striped reversed, prepare your eyes:


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Re: Vexillology
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2016, 01:20:06 PM »
This is excellent, the flag of the Yaroslavl region:


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Re: Vexillology
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2016, 06:31:14 AM »
Saw this and thought of Uca: