Flag Thread IV

Status
Not open for further replies.
The trick is finding something quintessentially British and obviously space related. I suppose you could have the monster from the Quatermass Experiment....
You know, you might be on to something there.

Behold! The flag of the British Extraterrestrial Territories!
Replacing anything on the shield with the most British of Space related things is: The TARDIS from Doctor Who.
Laika is no longer Laika, but a fictional animal. ITTL, a Jack Russell Terrier named Churchill was the first British Pet to survive space flight to one of the Extraterrestrial Colonies and is represented as such on the flag.
 


A flag of an Anarcho-Syndicalist Iberian Federation. I tried to combine the Spanish Yoke and Arrows (a leftist symbol pre-Falangism), and a stylised Portuguese Armillery Sphere in the top left, which hopefully works?



A flag of a Futurist Italy. Fairly simple, just the Futurist party logo on the black tricolour associated with the socialists/early fascists.



Flag of the Federation of India, set up by the British during an alt Indian Revolt in the 1960s. Restricted to the tip of India south of the Krishna River, it is a weird diarchical confederation of surviving Princely States (leading of which is Mysore) and Federal Territories. The flag combines the symbols of the three ancient Tamil Kingdoms of South India, and the colours of the leading Princely States.
I like these, for the most part. The Futurist flag is nice and simple (although I will note that the Futurist party's associated color was blue, though I couldn't tell you why) while the Indian Federation flag manages to avoid being too cluttered and actually has a sort of pleasant symmetry to it. The only one that isn't aesthetically-pleasing (at least, in my view) is the Iberian Federation flag, where the Yoke and Arrows combined with the Armillery Sphere make the upper portion seem cluttered. Maybe put the Yoke and Arrows in the upper left and the Armillery Sphere in the lower right to better symbolize the equal partnership and representation of the Spanish and Portuguese people?
 
So I found an old word document that had notes for a sort fan-alt of @Thande Look to the West where I'll give the divergence where Quebec is turned into a founding confederacy and at the end describes the Flag of the ENA at around the time of the start of the Pandoric War. I thin I'll have a couple of guesses as to what might've happened in this alternate version of LTTW before describing the major changes.
lttw ea washinon flag.png
 
So I found an old word document that had notes for a sort fan-alt of @Thande Look to the West where I'll give the divergence where Quebec is turned into a founding confederacy and at the end describes the Flag of the ENA at around the time of the start of the Pandoric War. I thin I'll have a couple of guesses as to what might've happened in this alternate version of LTTW before describing the major changes.
View attachment 574526
I see the American tradition of overly busy flags (where not a seal & bedsheet) is being upheld ;)
 
Aye, there's some truly eye-watering designs over there. G1474 – G1480 look like corporate logos for some soulless, overpriced spa chain. My personal favourite is J1114, essentially @Rubberduck3y6 's flag, though J1314, J1323 and G1349 quite appeal. I really like the stylised magnolia in the former two and the 'hidden' M in the latter. As with Colorado's flag, IMHO that's as much text as should ever be allowed onto a flag. But I'm preaching to the converted here...

I also appreciate just how tiny many of the designers have managed to get the required text, too ;) It feels like the way we used to slowly nudge our uniforms at school ever further from how they were supposed to look, to see how far we could push the regulations before the teachers bothered doing something about it.
 
@Battle
Aye, there's some truly eye-watering designs over there. G1474 – G1480 look like corporate logos for some soulless, overpriced spa chain. My personal favourite is J1114, essentially @Rubberduck3y6 's flag, though J1314, J1323 and G1349 quite appeal. I really like the stylised magnolia in the former two and the 'hidden' M in the latter. As with Colorado's flag, IMHO that's as much text as should ever be allowed onto a flag. But I'm preaching to the converted here...

I also appreciate just how tiny many of the designers have managed to get the required text, too ;) It feels like the way we used to slowly nudge our uniforms at school ever further from how they were supposed to look, to see how far we could push the regulations before the teachers bothered doing something about it.
J1114 is very similar to my design which is nice to see!

Overall there's some good designs in there. I like the ones that combine the hospitality flag's ring of stars with a magnolia and the required text. On the flip side, some would make good logos, but are terrible flags and others are still uncomfortably close to the Confederate 'stars and bars' (G1349 which you mentioned above being an example).
 
On the off-chance there is regime change in Belarus (hopefully for the better), and the locals would want to change the flag, here are my two humble proposals.



Two thinner bands added to the top and bottom of the 1918 and early 1990s flag. If some would object to that older flag being tainted by 1940s occupation collaboration, or that it overly reflects the Polish-Lithuanian heritage of the country while not acknowledging others, or object that the tricolor could be easily mistaken for Latvia, Austria or Poland and so on, here's my solution of incorporating the green and making it a more distinct yet still simple national flag.



Another compromise, but I'd say a reasonable one, and makes both existing flags look distinct. Many people have criticised the traditional folk embroidery pattern on the flag, because it is a little too complex for an average vexilologist, or a child learning to draw national flags (including Belarussian children drawing their country's national flag). That said, I think it is a distinctive and unique enough flag element, and associated solely with Belarus for many decades, that it deserves a chance. I have moved the green to two thicker, but equally thick vertical bands surrounding the embroidery.
 
Last edited:
On the off-chance there is regime change in Belarus (hopefully for the better), and the locals would want to change the flag, here are my two humble proposals.



Two thinner bands added to the bottom of the 1918 and early 1990s flag. If some would object to that older flag being tainted by 1940s occupation collaboration, or that it overly reflects the Polish-Lithuanian heritage of the country while not acknowledging others, or object that the tricolor could be easily mistaken for Latvia, Austria or Poland and so on, here's my solution of incorporating the green and making it a more distinct yet still simple national flag.
I like this modification. The thinness of the green stripes also makes pre-empts any similarities with Thailand as well.

These events are actually reminding me one of my older flags. This is for the Union State (the stalled union of Belarus and Russia), so it could represent the exact opposite of your scenario - the Belarusian opposition goes nowhere, authoritarianism prevails and Putin clamps down hard to get what he wants!

The two stars stand for the two founding members, Belarus and Russia. It can also represent the two continents, Europe and Asia.
The red stands for shared history and unity. This colour is shared by both the Russian and Belarusian flags.

Proposed flag of the Union State.png


 
Last edited:
https://www.mdah.ms.gov/flagpoll

The designs for Mississippi's new state flag have been narrowed down to 9, which can be voted on at the above link (in a non binding poll).

Thankfully all of them look pretty decent to me as US states go and allowing for the prescribed text. The two predominant green ones are interesting and would be a nice clean break from the Confederate derived Southern flags, even if their designs are too complex.
 


Another compromise, but I'd say a reasonable one, and makes both existing flags look distinct. Many people have criticised the traditional folk embroidery pattern on the flag, because it is a little too complex for an average vexilologist, or a child learning to draw national flags (including Belarussian children drawing their country's national flag). That said, I think it is a distinctive and unique enough flag element, and associated solely with Belarus for many decades, that it deserves a chance. I have moved the green to two thicker, but equally thick vertical bands surrounding the embroidery.
This is a really good looking flag! I'm not sure if the carpet design is too associated with authoritarian rule though?
 
https://www.mdah.ms.gov/flagpoll

The designs for Mississippi's new state flag have been narrowed down to 9, which can be voted on at the above link (in a non binding poll).

Thankfully all of them look pretty decent to me as US states go and allowing for the prescribed text. The two predominant green ones are interesting and would be a nice clean break from the Confederate derived Southern flags, even if their designs are too complex.
Wow they all kinda suck
 
This is a really good looking flag! I'm not sure if the carpet design is too associated with authoritarian rule though?
I discovered this combination more or less by accident. Not sure what Belarussians would think of it, I'd leave the deciding to them.

Wow they all kinda suck
I was a bit disappointed at what they wanted to keep in the flag, by hook or crook. Especially the writing. Needlessly forced, IMHO.

Not to brag, but I still think my Mississippi flag is far more simpler and daring. ;)

I even sent it directly to governor Reeves, who knows what he thought about it. :)

Personally, of the final nine designs in the non-biding public poll, I prefer Flag 1 and Flag 4. Voted for the latter.
 
Last edited:
https://www.mdah.ms.gov/flagpoll

The designs for Mississippi's new state flag have been narrowed down to 9, which can be voted on at the above link (in a non binding poll).

Thankfully all of them look pretty decent to me as US states go and allowing for the prescribed text. The two predominant green ones are interesting and would be a nice clean break from the Confederate derived Southern flags, even if their designs are too complex.
Wow they all kinda suck
I discovered this combination more or less by accident. Not sure what Belarussians would think of it, I'd leave the deciding to them.



I was a bit disappointed at what they wanted to keep in the flag, by hook or crook. Especially the writing. Needlessly forced, IMHO.

Not to brag, but I still think my Mississippi flag is far more simpler and daring. ;)

I even sent it directly to governor Reeves, who knows what he thought about it. :)

Personally, of the final nine designs in the non-biding public poll, I prefer Flag 1 and Flag 4. Voted for the latter.
It is kinda annoying that they 're forcing that ring of stars into the final design.
 
Top
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top