Monday, May 28, 2012

Brief Hiatus

Sorry it has been so long since the last post, and unfortunately it will be a bit longer.  I'm transitioning into a new job and haven't had much time for flags.  To satisfy my "huge" number of readers, I present a couple flags that I think are neat/weird.

Des Moines, Iowa, USA:


A simple flag that uses a shape (the arch) that isn't often seen.  If I can find another place where the bridge imagery would fit, I'll definitely be using this flag as a template.

Fresno, California, USA:


With the exception of the word "Fresno," this is a nice flag.  I particularly like the way the sun and gear balance the design.  The earthy colors are good too.

Voronezh, Russia


I don't know what any of the symbolism on this flag means, but I still really like it.  Plus, I'm a sucker for the Byzantine double-headed eagle.

Tampa, Florida, USA:

You're guess is as good as mine on this one.

5 comments:

  1. Hum, I really like Fresno flag, it's like a model for me. Des Moines is good flag, too.
    Voronezh is "weird", as you said.
    The only problem with Tampa flag is that a lot of flagmakers wouldn't sew nothing with that shape. Ah, the seal too, but it isn't so bad.

    Missed you. Good lucky in your new job.

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  2. I've just come across your site. I hope you publish some more articles soon. I can't say I like all the designs you favour but finding someone to discuss flags intelligently is a rarity. Your proposed design for a new Haitian flag reminds me of a silhouette of a very skinny night-club dancer from the 1940s, and the Tampa flag looks like a technical map of a railway system.

    But a seal or arms on a simple field is unoriginal, unimaginative and bland. I live in Alberta and this province suffers from the Nebraska flag-disease. What do you think of a coat-of-arms being turned into a flag (e.g. New Brunswick) rather than displayed on a flag?

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