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5 minutes ago, TheGiantsFan said:

http://www.montereyherald.com/article/NF/20180625/NEWS/180629915

 

My county here in California recently had a flag design contest, so I gave it a shot with a rather minimalist design that I attached below. However, the result finally came out three months later, and I'm thoroughly disappointed :/

 

"Three area artists will have their work incorporated into the first official Monterey County flag."

 

First place:

Lisa Bryanâs design for a Monterey County flag took first place in a recent competition. (Courtesy of Monterey County)

 

Second place:

 

EP-180629915.jpg&maxh=400&maxw=667

 

It doesn't list the third one, but if it's like the first two... yecch. These violate just about every flag design guideline imaginable. Text? Check! Lots of colors? Check! Images that won't be legible while viewing it on a flagpole from the ground? Check!

 

I can only imagine the abomination that will result from combining the three together. Despite only knowing a little about the Monterey/Salinas area (Big Sur, mountainous coast) it's obvious that your design incorporates those elements and is miles better than the absolute garbage that won.

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2 hours ago, sc49erfan15 said:

 

"Three area artists will have their work incorporated into the first official Monterey County flag."

 

First place:

Lisa Bryanâs design for a Monterey County flag took first place in a recent competition. (Courtesy of Monterey County)

 

Second place:

 

EP-180629915.jpg&maxh=400&maxw=667

 

It doesn't list the third one, but if it's like the first two... yecch. These violate just about every flag design guideline imaginable. Text? Check! Lots of colors? Check! Images that won't be legible while viewing it on a flagpole from the ground? Check!

 

I can only imagine the abomination that will result from combining the three together. Despite only knowing a little about the Monterey/Salinas area (Big Sur, mountainous coast) it's obvious that your design incorporates those elements and is miles better than the absolute garbage that won.

 

If you have to put the name on there somewhere, then you should already realize there's a problem.

One element they should use is the Coast Line.

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