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 No.1509[Last 50 Posts]

Hello I created this thread for people who like flag design and maps and herlady please enjoy posting creations I will be posting my Creations as well.


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you gannot out do dis flag


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well i made this


Hm, wasn't there already a Vexillology thread on /hobby/? Maybe it could be moved here


I am making an anarchist Poland concept >>1514


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Here is the preview of the flag of the anarchist Poland


If you want you can make a better one because I couldn't think of a perfect anarchist Polish flag


So I modified the Polish Congress flag and added some anarchist/socialist symbolism


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I've been wondering what a socialist American flag could look like (or what American socialists could use in lieu of party flags or flags of affinity groups), and was surprised to find flags used in the Revolutionary War that haven't already been appropriated by right-wingers. For instance there's the Forster and Brandywine flags; they're both square-shaped with 13 stripes on their cantons. I think this symbolism: 13 stripes, when placed on a red field, makes it very modern for its time. Some people think 13 is an unlucky number, but here, it fundamentally represents the instantiation of popular sovereignty in America, and ostensibly a mass of people taking up arms against imperialism.


This is the flag Daniel Shay flew right?


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Looks like it! I honestly didn't know that until now; interesting factoid.


There's also the Bucks of America flag, which was originally designed to honor black patriots who fought in the Revolutionary War. I thought this was interesting because it offers a template similar to the, "let's put socialist heraldry on everything" kind of designs that left-wing vexillologists love to make so much. This led me down another rabbit hole:


I stumbled upon this book published in 1876 titled, "State Arms of the Union"—it contains high quality reproductions of US state coat of arms. Another thing that surprised me is that we used to have these. Some of the symbolism used in them can actually be found in our contemporary state seals; hell, some have barely changed at all (as is the case with Missouri)!


But what I found really interesting about these coat of arms is just how many used picture frames in their designs; I haven't looked for examples of this elsewhere yet, but it seems like a uniquely American phenomenon. When we hear 'coat of arms' we usually think of European royalty: shields, crowns, mantles, etc. But here, it's like you're looking through a window into another world, full of opportunity; I feel like I could jump through like it's Mario 64.


And the more abstract they get the more they sorta begin to resemble socialist state emblems of the 20th century, with their emphasis on the means of production.


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Fascinating how in presenting the American Dream imagery it's also representing it as an image. You are not meant to fall in love with the real place or even a mere representation of the place. It is the representation of the representation. As if you are supposed to be aware on a subconscious level of the fictitiousness of the object of fascination. In a similar way to how Americans pledge allegiance to the flag and the "republic for which it stands" there is a fixation on worship of representation of something abstract. Not merely a representation nor an abstract idea, but rather specifically a symbolic representation of the abstract ideal. It's a meta-worship, a worship of symoblism itself. The act of representing is ritualized and sanctified. American "civil religion" is the worship of abstraction itself, the idea that a nation can be built on an idea. It is the highest stage of idealism.


>what a socialist American flag could look like
no stripes
13 stars
either a blue canton with blue stars or all red with gold stars


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>they sorta begin to resemble socialist state emblems of the 20th century, with their emphasis on the means of production.


>The act of representing is ritualized and sanctified. American "civil religion" is the worship of abstraction itself, the idea that a nation can be built on an idea. It is the highest stage of idealism.
Yeah I don't know if it's possible for socialists to adopt this design motif while still holding on to a materialist conception of history. I think it'd be cool if they somehow could though. You see what I mean?
>either a blue canton with blue stars


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>Yeah I don't know if it's possible for socialists to adopt this design motif while still holding on to a materialist conception of history. I think it'd be cool if they somehow could though. You see what I mean?
Make the picture extend beyond the frame, either in front or behind it. That way you are implying that the frame is important but it does not contain what you are representing. In fact, you are now representing the relationship between the thing and its representation and the fact that your representation does not encapsulate the thing.


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The flag of (Battalion of death) which is an anarchist Italian Battalion of the Spanish Civil War you guys can meet the better version of the flag I would be appreciated


Isn't there a typo on that first pic?


So you're saying that I screwed up the flag??


Improved historically accurate version completed finally this flag exists on the internet


There is no reason to thank me


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2:3 red flag with the exact shade of red as the canadian flag


serious drip

>The Battalion of Death (Battalion Malatesta) was an Italian anarchist unit during the Spanish Civil War. The battalion was formed by a few hundred Italian anarchist exiles in France. It was organized and funded by Diego Abad de Santillan and commanded by the Italian Camillo Berneri.

>Late March 1937, the battalion made ​​its debut parading through the Paseo de Gracia and the Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona wearing their smart uniforms and brandishing the slogan “without God nor master”. It made quite an impression on the audience.

>They wore black turtleneck jerseys, olive-green uniforms with ammunition belts and a black beret with a skull and a dagger badge. The battalion consisted of both men and women.



You made the flag of the Paris commune


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>flag of the new ideology of (Redneck Socialism)
And also the symbol


If you want kown more about this ideology
Read this https://archive.org/details/RedneckRevolution
>>Credits to the original creator kown as shay
, because this ideology isn't my idea its shay's idea


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>>Fictional variant flag of the Soviet Union.


>>What do you think about this proposed flag for Socialist Republic >>of Bosnia and Herzegovina basically a member of Yugoslavia


I'm not a vexillology expert, but I really like this.




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Two of the biggest problems I've noticed with vexillology - especially communist vexillology - is a) a constant re-use of past symbols and b) a fetishisation of simplicity. The first point is hard to navigate. Recall that the hammer and sickle was a reflection of the main base of the Bolshevik party, the combination of the peasants and the workers. There are benefits to re-using this symbol (and others), namely upholding and respecting the sacrifices and struggles of the past. However, many other questions arise. What symbols would represent the working class today? How would it reflect their history in the particular area that's being represented by the flag? Does it encapsulate or at least acknowledge other histories, like that of minority or indigenous groups? Is it aesthetically appealing? And so on.

The second point is a problem that can be easily solved by breaking free of a particular mindset that flags, above all, must be simple. So it goes that: "The flag should be so simple that a child can draw it from memory." But why? Do we think so little of children that we do not think that they can't like something that is complex? Do have to reduce ourselves to the design equivalent of baby voice? Of course, simplicity can look good, and it can provide more than adequate symbolism which can encapsulate cultures that have been around for generations. However, it shouldn't be a commandment nor a priority of flag design. Above all, flags should not be simple, but aesthetically appealing. Of course flags can be both, but expanding the category of what a flag must be would do some good.


I already know this because I'm a vexillologist but I do sometimes I break some of the rules just for aesthetics


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==I made a better flag for the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina=


What is program you guys use to make these?


i'm not him but I use GIMP and/or Inkscape


>"The flag should be so simple that a child can draw it from memory." But why?
Easier to recognize, reproduce and spread.


Blue canton with white stars
Sorry just remembered I made that post


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From an older thread on Bunker.


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>>1850 (me)


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>That is actually a pretty good design well done


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I tried and it's very meh :\


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wtf is going on with the star


I used MSpaint :(

look I'm trying to learn Gimp etc., but I'm mostly just talentless so knocking something out in paint is about as far as I can go current.

Thank you for cleaning it up though, looks miuch clearer and tighter.

I've used too many colours perhaps, but it's a crappy fusion of Australia's flag, the eureka, and Aboriginal and PNG schemes.


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The problem i reckon is just with the yellow, and I've noticed this with other modifications of the aboriginal flag as well. Its an ugly yellow that clashes with the colours that surround it. Just removing it you can maintain the symbolism while making things more balanced i think.

I cleaned the flag up in InkScape which isn't as intuitive as GIMP but because it's vector based you get cleaner images. I'm talentless as well, the only way I've learnt is by dicking around for a few hours and looking at youtube videos.

There are other Australian flags which might be of use to you if you need some inspo.


Remember when the British Labour Party used have a cool logo and insignia

The first logo of the British Labour Party originally was red and gold and contained a shovel a quill and a torch and to be honest it is a much better design than the modern version which is nothing but the social democratic Rose

And in my opinion is one of my favourite left wing symbols


Very nice try

Looks pretty OK I would give it about a 7 out of 10


Thanks comrade for ur words of encouragement and cool flags :')


>Looks pretty OK I would give it about a 7 out of 10


Please learn how to use vector graphics software. Inkscape should still be free, right? I've always used pirated copies of Adobe Illustrator.


I should clarify that the other flags I posted are not mine, but are flags found in Australia (historically or otherwise)

First flag: Adnyamathanha flag

Second flag: Ngarrindjeri Nation Flag

Third flag: Spear flag flown at the Aboriginal tent embassy

Fourth Flag: Monster meeting flag


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made some flags


The white should be yellow




Represents the yellow of the indigenous flag.


>it represents a color on a flag
lmao if you can't describe the symbolism of the yellow in the indigenous Australian flag, it's clearly not important to you.
I like the red earth and bright stars in a black sky. Too much colour just makes it clash.


it clearly represents the sun
the star at the center of the cross could be yellow


this MLM splinter party's new logo is really good ngl


I would very well agree


>the star at the center of the southern cross could [represent a different star, the sun]


Canada right?


yes. these ones splintered off cuz they didn't like the original PCR-RCP's (now dissolved) line on transphobia and possibly just general internal drama
you can try to decipher it here:
https://www.iskra-pcr-rcp.ca/en/2018/07/30/we-are-the-continuators/ (split statement)
http://www.pcrrcp.ca/wp-content/uploads/OntheMisrepresentationofLineStruggle.pdf (response from central committee)


I like the waves a lot


just saw these on leftistvexillology really like them


love this


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>an attempt in paint was made


Sorry for the month-late reply,
>Make the picture extend beyond the frame, either in front or behind it.
I guess that's the key difference between these and their 20th century counterparts. With the Romanian example, an idyllic representation is already being framed (by the wheat, ribbon and star), not just with a literal picture frame. What if I put tools inside of the frame like some of the more abstract examples I posted here >>1681 — maybe it'd come across as something more GDR-like?


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English national bolshevik flag


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>Antifascist catgirl flag

>Illegalist Jolly Roger

>old EgoCom flag

<not mine it was made by a trans girl in a facebook group
she sold some patches cus people liked it.
the original flag image can't be found anymore but i met someone who had it stored and asked for it


I actually like those flags


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Did a redesign of the emblem of the Australian Communist Party. The current is on the left and my version is next to it. Although they'll probably change their policies on China before they change their emblem, just such a shame that they broke off from the CPA for a chance at more vitality and potential, and they chose such a shit symbol to represent themselves. Even the CPA's redesign looks better (although they're old symbol was awful).


Hello Antifa uwu


It's got a vibe to it, but scares people off




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Eurasian Union flag fictional


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for anyone who gives a shit about r/leftistvexillology, a prominent mod and anarchist unintentionally exposed themselves for essentially collaborating with fascists through working with lib jannies at r/rightistvexilollogy (or whatever the fuck the subs called)

i made this redesign awhile back that retains all the elements from the ACP logo


hmmm I do like it better
Maybe sickle to the otherside of hammer so it gets the juche vibe


I like it but I admit at first glance I thought the flag was an axe/fasces lmao


One of the mods of r/rightistvexillology frequently posts there; this is unsurprising. Keep in mind that the only reason for r/leftistvexillology's existence is because the mods of r/leftvexillology (the original subreddit) banned all Rojava and Rojava-inspired flags many years ago.


Also I don't like it; if you're gonna put a flag on a flag then it better be in the form of a seal or emblem.


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National bolshevik Feminism flag


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Leftypol novorossiya flag


kinda lit


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What are your opinions on this flag


looks like shit


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My father asked for proper sticker designs to make print and decorate his bicycles so I learned how to do some vector art with Adobe Illustrator to make tight symbols. It's his design (environment, anarchism, communism, yellow vests), pretty cool I think, I may fiddle with this software some more.


It is pretty cool




Looks very clean.


Yeah that's because I did it with vector art. Basically you use functions instead of pixels to draw stuff, but note that the softwares are intuitive, it's basically a complex version of paint: you don't have to input the math because the computer does that for you. What you can do is draw forms, fiddling with their properties trough windows etc. So even though this file is a "rasterized" png it looks clean, and if I could post a .svg file of this you could zoom toward infinity without finding any pixel.

I find this super cool and I think I'm gonna try to do clean symbols for leftypol. The "welcome to leftypol" one would benefit from some polishing.


The Soviet Union if it was Juche



I made this a while back but never put it up anywhere because the wreath got fucked up and i didnt realise, but i still think it looks dope as a flag and was my favourite out of the 2 i made


That's pretty cool fren


wow forster flag is super cool


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Here's a quick reproduction; two colors (one American the other Soviet). I know there are people who've been making patches out of it.


By the way there's supposed to 7 bars on the other side, because 13; but let's just forget that lol.


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Here's some inspo: flag proposals for the PRC, and an unrelated image showing historical flags with a fleur-de-lis.


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>second pic
A couple years ago I took this example and tried Americanizing it; don't think I was very successful. You'd be surprised how hard it is to find a decent looking vector graphic of an M16 with a triangular handguard.


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Does anyone know where I can find a 'good' reproduction of Mark Twain's proposed flag for the US annexation of the Philippines? The one that flew at Contemporary Art Museum St Louis looked really nice.



why couldn't this be post 1776 lol

anyway a socialist american flag would be Mt Rushmore with. John Brown, Harriet Tubman, Eugene Debs, Fred Hampton


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All of the flags you posted are visually appealing, but I could never see them being used as a national standard. The evolution of Tuva's flag actually got worse after the 1930s, lol; and the Kampfgruppen flag without the text, wreath and dangly ceremonial bits looks so much better. It must've looked nice flying next to the national flag of the GDR. https://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/de%7Dkga.html


imo don't put people's faces on flags, it's cringe and goes to far into hero worship


>hero worship
I should have said individualism, I suppose


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Why is a flag 'post 1776' a necessary precondition for Americans to use it? Hell, there were reproductions of the Bedford flag being flown by maggots on Jan 6. The Forster flag was apparently used in Shay's Rebellion >>1678 but I haven't found much evidence to support that.
Yeah and plus Mount Rushrmore ought to be destroyed; same goes for the relief on Stone Mountain.


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just fucking around but you get the idea


based and love it


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ingsoc flag used in protest


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looks very cool
would love to see an english text version


>would love to see an english text version
I don't know how to do that :(


wtf is this supposed to be


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And dick-blast our leader,
with faith in the people,
inspired us to build up,
the land that we love!


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They need to add svg support to this board.


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reminds me of these flags I made for some transbian anarchists a couple years ago


oof I'm just realizing the layers are slightly off in each; before anyone asks I don't remember what the "L" stands for either


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oh cool I didn't realize I still held onto these


kriss vector is absolutely a meme gun but it looks cool


these are fresh


prolly lesbian army faction or something


Fucking sad if true


I don't care.


These are so beautiful


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I guess if this is the place for maps, I'll put my New Chechnya map here.


I really like this one.


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why are you crying anon


why wouldn't he cry


flag maker is kill


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thanks but that's the first result that comes up lol; I found this on flickr. it looks exactly like the absurdly price one that was on display at CAMSTL. Might take a gander and vectorize it later






No chad.jpeg
Please tell me youre not one of these people that think commies just need to "rebrand", as if Republicans didnt call Obama a Communist


Why no red?



yes mlord this isnt just a fun prommpt its a secret entryist operation



La petite mort


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i woiuld kill under this banner


Here are some concepts I made in the Ukraine Thread for a Global South flag.


>>2727 (me)
Following the tips and suggestions of the based anons there, I should add.


I prefer the one in the center. Good job, anon.


Glad you like it comrade!


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make the 8) red


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Republic of Canada
Coincidentally, there are ten provinces and three territories, making the 13 stripes work


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Nice! I prefer the 3rd pic.
What software did you use to make these? Inkscape?


In the 2nd pic, make the star a solid red


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Probably off center but whatever


yup, though I admit I got super lazy with the second one and just used gimp to quickly switch the sleeve colors so that it looked better on the red background


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Tried to style it as an emblem, though now it looks a little crowded compared to the simple and easily recognizable design from before, and the difference in detail between the arms and the rest of the emblem makes it look a little odd.
I'm also not sure how to incorporate the cloud motif into the simple design, but oh well. I'm trying to "close off" the design to see if I can make it a patch.


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Ended up going with this, lemme know what y'all think
Though now that I look at it, it looks like a fucking football team logo LMAO
Also I somehow managed to pick the ugliest font possible trying to pick something that isn't Arial, how tf do people pick fonts that look right?


I think they look really good. Your idea to turn it into an arm patch is great as well.
>how tf do people pick fonts that look right?
On my part, I just try them all until I get something that I find satisfactory. If you don't find something satisfactory, you can always find fonts online I guess.

Also, how did you do the wheat and the banner with text on >>2800's 1st pic? I'd love to do something similar for a flag or an emblem which I might post here.


>Also, how did you do the wheat and the banner
to be completely honest with you, I just looked up "heraldry laurel" and "heraldry motto" and picked some images to quickly vectorize with Inkscape's "trace bitmap" feature to see what they would look like on the design lmao. In this case I thought they crowded it a bit too much and didn't think looked right, but if I found them to look good I would probably manually do the designs, you can make the laurel by vectorizing the leaf and then repeating it along a path, though the banner is a bit more tricky since you'd need to draw it yourself and make it symmetrical.
>On my part, I just try them all until I get something that I find satisfactory. If you don't find something satisfactory, you can always find fonts online I guess.
Yeah I guess that makes sense, I just quickly scrolled through the fonts I have installed and just picked what looked the most in line with the rest of the design. I don't have the patience to look for the right font online, and I have exactly zero knowledge of typography so I have a bit of a hard time even distinguishing between the fonts lol. I'll see what I can do though, if I decide to turn this into a patch I'll probably look for a font that looks a little better and that also looks readable at the size I'm looking for.


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Here's the flag of a country from my personal fiction universe that is heavily inspired by the Soviet Union. I just made this version as a prototype of some sort. If I have the patience to make it look cooler, I will try to do so ^^
I made this wheat pattern (by looking up a tutorial) and the cogwheel myself. What do you think of it? I will definitely try to make the wheat closer to Eastern Bloc-style heraldry at some point. Either way, I'm quite pleased with how the cogwheel turned out.


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I decided to transparentize it for you


Much appreciated!


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I like it! Cogwheel and laurel look great.
If I were to make a critique, the lack of contrast between the background and the green stripe at the bottom make is look a little hard to distinguish (posted the grayscale so you can better see what I mean). Made the stripe a little brighter which, although a small chance, makes a big difference imo




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Here's some progress I made. I followed your advice and made the green stripe a bit lighter. I experimented a bit and tried to make a pattern that looks a bit more like wheat, which one looks better according to you? As a bonus, here's also my attempt to make a military shoulder patch of this emblem, similar to Soviet Army ones.

For the record, "СФРМ" is for "Союз Республик Федералных Механистов", Russian for "Federal Union of Mecanist Republics". Well, I don't know if that name sounds good in Russian, I just picked something that has the same vibe as the English one. If any Russian-speaking anon could suggest a better name, feel free to do so!
In fact, if anyone has a better English name for it, just tell me ^^


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I like em, first and third one look the best in my opinion, military patch also looks really neat. I like the little pentagon on top more than just the star. Though one issue you run into when designing flags is you want them to be instantly recognizable from a distance, so while you might notice the wreath of wheat by zooming in, from a distance or zoomed out it's really hard to make it out since the wheat kernels are so small. Picked some quick design examples to see what I think would look good and make it easier to distinguish and fit with the geometric style you're going for, though you shouldn't be too afraid of playing around with shapes and see what sticks.
Also, and this is less a design suggestion and more of a personal opinion, I feel like playing around with colors is half the fun of designing stuff sometimes, so you shouldn't be wary of using colors that pop out more. I like the subtle shade you chose for the background, but if all the colors on the flag are desaturated you run the risk of the eye completely glossing of the flag whereas flags are usually made to be eyecatching, not to mention that realistically desaturated and darker colors are harder to do on a flag. Just a thought though. I like the way you're going with your fictional universe though, worldbuilding is fun as fuck and honestly when I have the time, I'm probably also gonna put the ideas I have knocking around in my noggin on paper to see what comes out.


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Does WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT YOUR CHAINS! or the star count as historical references?
Here's the cursed UN flag, made in 10 minutes lmao


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So, basically, I shouldn't be afraid of using brighter colors is what you're suggesting? I see. I usually prefer dark colors, which is why the flag of the Mecanist Union started off with a very dark green stripe.

Thank you for your support regarding worldbuilding! I have a bunch of ideas regarding this one, is there a thread about worldbuilding? Furthermore, this thread is also about maps, but I don't know how to make one (well, a pretty one). I hope I'll figure out how to!

Also, some more stuff.
<another version of the Mecanist flag (hopefully the wheat is a bit easier to identify from afar, plus more saturated stripe)
<an improved Mecanist military patch with the new logo design
<the flag of this universe's analogue of the USA (it's an old design, maybe I should find something better? Also, funky colors and look)
<the flag of a mysterious organization that calls itself… well, the Organization. Their origins and exact goals are unknown but they are obviously evil omnicidal maniacs, hence the Nazi colors and edgy, evil-looking emblem

I might post more later. If I figure out how to, I might try to add… draping? I mean the kind of cloth you find on the wheat like in your 3rd pic. Or even better looking wheat? I'm not very good at small details.


>that cursor


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Nice job, they look great. I especially like the faux-America flag, looks like a real flag you would see in history, not to mention the colors you picked for it look really really good together.
>is there a thread about worldbuilding?
Not to my knowledge, there's a writing one and a bunch of art ones. It'd be a pretty uneventful thread given that worldbuilding is pretty niche, and even then it's usually tied to a bigger project like a book or a game rather than worldbuilding for fun


this is pretty cool and palatable



Ultra kek





would make a great patch


Gotta be embroidered, not not transfered though.


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>flags, above all, must be simple

>But why?

to quote Chairman Mao
<Where do correct ideas come from? Do they drop from the skies? No. Are they innate in the mind? No. They come from social practice, and from it alone; they come from three kinds of social practice, the struggle for production, the class struggle and scientific experiment.

This Idea also didn't drop from the skies but derives from the practical purpose of flags i.e. warfare. The main practical purposes of flags and standards in warfare are
1. Identification - who is friend? who is foe?
2. Orientation - from a soldiers perspective: where is my commander? In which direction am I supposed to go? from the perspective of a commander: where are my troops? where are there going?
3. Communication - lowering the flag indicates giving up a position, raising the flag taking one.

There is a reason why for example in the American civil war the flag bearer was always the one leading a charge, it was cause this is a simple and effective way to let the soldiers exactly know in which direction to charge.
Getting your flag knocked down is not just a disgrace to the honor of the particular unit and the troop as whole but also a serious military disadvantage leaving your soldiers disoriented and confused leaving them to be an easy target for the enemy.

If you keep these things in mind the reason why flags should be simple and easily distinguishable become obvious.
If flags are to complex it's harder to identify them on the battlefield especially at a distance which could lead to serious mistakes on side of both commanders and soldiers. Be it soldiers which fell behind being unable to find their units during the Battle or the commander or a messenger mistakes unit X for unit Y and give them the orders meant for unit Y which could lead to high causalities and eventually defeat.
The consequences of mistaking the enemy for your own troops or the other way around should be even more obvious.
Just imagine a new American civil war fought with the current US state flags.
Bad flag design kills.

As for communist vexillology re-using the same colors and symbols over and over again:
this serves the first practical purpose of flags and standards in warfare Identification, especially in a civil war scenario not uncommon in revolutionary communist history.
Volunteers of communist militia A will think twice before opening fire on communist militia B if communist militia B waves a red flag and the other way around even if these militias have no ties at all or don't even know of each other.




Simplicity doesn't always nor necessarily mean that flags are easy to distinguish - try distinguishing between an Chad and Romanian flag, a Indonesian and Monaco flag, and the flags of Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Simplicity is a second-rate characteristic of flags, flags can be complicated and easy to distinguish.

In modern civil wars this is flourishing - a lot of the niche battalions and brigades on the Russian and Ukrainian sides have chosen flags with complicated designs to fight under.


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Trying out some stuff.


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Dixie but worse




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Russian Red Army flag I made.

PS: Not a member of the CPUSA, I just like their variant of the H&S


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fuark Australia is hard :|



The flag of the Lugansk Peoples Republic in the style of the RSFSR flag


reddit man finally did a video 'grading' US state flags


he's deeply wrong about california and colorado btw. I don't know what it is about NAVA's design codes that makes these people treat them like written gospel. there's something to be said about the eurocentrism implied there too, especially with the 'no lettering' rule. maybe I should give the actual pamphlet a read again sometime (it's been forever); here it is for those curious: https://nava.org/good-flag-bad-flag


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>he's deeply wrong about california
this fucken shit is just rage inducing tbh; only a midwit would find this clever https://nitter.net/cgpgrey/status/1643259508083286016


What with this and Utah, I feel like every modern vexillologist thinks more about how their flag would work as branding on a screen instead of an actual flag in the wind


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flag for christo-fascist burger town (old one but reposting ITT)


A good flag should be easily adaptable to many brand formats, to be honest. I'm sure if you visited a tourist shop in California, Arizona or New Mexico, their flags would be on everything. I know for a fact it's the case with cities like St Louis, Chicago. and DC though. Utah has always been big on the beehive imagery due to its significance in Mormonism, which, hmm..


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Skinny star or fat star?


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California's flag is pretty cool aesthetically, but still it's the lesser version of the "come and take it" flag. Just celebrating jacking it from the Mexicans, but California's story is just boring in comparison.


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When it comes to Texas, I've always been more partial to the Goliad Flag.




Skinny; fat star would look better if the sun were also fat.


I love the fat star one in particular but both look good. Different vibes tho imo: the skinny star looks more militaristic or austere or sinister to me, the fat star looks more friendly and lively and protagonistic to me. I think the fat star type is much rarer in vexillology than the first type. As far as irl examples I think star number 1 has been used in both soviet and american symbology. Star number 2 brings to mind the Chinese communist partisans old symbology and south american revolutionaries like the shining path


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also the fat one looks both more "lively" but also more plant like to me. It looks like a piece of starfruit or san pedro cutting I think. or a nice fat starfish for that matter


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Sharing twitter user @blagojevism's redesign of Illinois' state flag that incorporates the Piasa bird from Native American mythology.



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Might take a crack at redesigning Missouri's state flag in a similar vein using images from the Warrenton picture cave. Get a load of this 'large serpent with antlers and toothy mouth' dating back to 1000ad lol.



literally me


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here's a few I designed


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Some more. I've used the Hammer and Pickaxe as a personal emblem of mine for a while now


the CPA's logo isn't bad.. though it does look like a Facebook PFP. Here's some redesigns I came up with, starting with the most obvious "don't make it look like a Facebook pfp"


Day 1 of trying to recreate this $20k design


Curious how Catherine Clark Gallery no longer lists the price on artsy dot not


slight rework


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Yo. More stuff from my worldbuilding thing. This time, I want to show you:

- A redesign of the Mecanist Union's flag. Yes, yet another one!
- A redesign of the Organization's flag.
- A roundel for the Pacifican Air Force. I changed their name a bit
- And as a bonus, an old flag I made at random when I was bored. Don't mind the country's name, it's just a random name I came up with back then.

So, what can I say about those?

Mecanist Union flag:
>removed bottom green stripe
>replaced central emblem with a coat of arms thingy
>said coat of arms has a green ribbon, figured out how to make a simple one
>W H E A T
>changed shades of red and green. Again.
<could do a simpler emblem at the center with a green background instead of a white one, but I was so happy with this coat of arms thing I made that I decided to put it on the flag
<overall, very happy with the final result, although there is still much room for improvement, like adding details and text to the ribbon

Organization flag:
>redesigned emblem. I wanted it to be a bit more reminiscent of Nazi symbols (Hakenkreuze and Nazi flag), but IMO it feels neither original nor interesting to look at -_-
>brighter shade of red to set it more appart from the Mecanist flag (and look a tiny bit more like a Nazi flag, obviously)
<any advice on what makes a symbol evil AND iconic?

Confederate States of Pacifica Air Force roundel:
(they're still a United States analogue, I just thought this name sounded better How do worldbuilders find good names?)
>8 stars arranged in a circle with two orange stripes on the outer rim, meant to evoke their flag
<will probably rework it to look like a USAF roundel
>that's about it i guess

Bonus flag:
>oooooooooooh shiny!
>I like the colors and the red stripe things.
>will definitely give it to a country in my project when I stop being obsessed by the MU


>socialist US flag
why not just add yellow stripes to the forster flag? I think a socialist flag for the US needs to look completely different from the current capitalist US flag
although the US is more likely to get entirely dissolved and not exist than becoming socialist one day


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thoughts on this?

for a fictional ideology called "Houdinism", which is all about rapid people's war in response to climate collapse. I wanted to do a commie design but more militant and yet uniquely American. I went with the Tommy Gun because it's very American, very cool and has that gangster aggression to it, also it was used to kill fascists.
The chains are clip art I found and recolored.
the font is "We the People", with the text from the statue of liberty poem. It's a bit hard to read but that's kind of intentional.


Honestly surprised that nobody's made an Isn'treali flag with the Star of David swapped for the glyph of Khorne.


>glyph of Khorne
what's that?


the text is a bit unreadable

>it's intentional

ehh, i mean ok?


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