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TED Talk on Flag Design

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That was so cool. Makes me want to start creating flag concepts, especially for my cities' ugly flag (LA).

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I was sent this multiple times when I did my Florida county flag project. Very cool, and he makes a great point.

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I'm not a professional designer by any stretch, but I could easily make better flags for several cities shown.  The Pocatello one is absolutely nothing short of a dumpster fire. It looks like it was made in MS Publisher with Word Art.

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I was inspired by this talk to do some research on the flag in my town...to put it lightly, it's a godforsaken mess.

 

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6 hours ago, ChicagoOakland said:

I was inspired by this talk to do some research on the flag in my town...to put it lightly, it's a godforsaken mess.

 

Rochester, MN - sponsored by the Tampa Bay Mutiny!

 

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And, yes, that's a godawful flag.

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6 hours ago, pianoknight said:

What is that font?  It's a standard Windows robot thingy, IIRC.

 

It's IBM-related, they're one of the big companies here.

It's also dated as all hell.

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This is my city's flag (facepalm):

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1 hour ago, HJArtwork said:

This is my city's flag (facepalm):

(Pendleton, SC flag)

 

I passed through Pendleton today. Small world!

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16 hours ago, HJArtwork said:

This is my city's flag (facepalm):

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That's not terrible. Ditch the black outlines around the stars and maybe space them out around the roundel a bit better. Other than that I think that's good by city flag standards.

 

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16 hours ago, HJArtwork said:

This is my city's flag (facepalm):

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Remove the roundal, and have it just be the 5 white stars (no stroke) on the same background. Nice and simple. 

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This is the flag of the town I grew up in.

 

"The flag consist of the word “Tillsonburg” in blue lettering in between twigs of Maple Leaf branches; an Otter, Tillsonburg’s symbol, with Edwin Delevan (E.D.) Tillson’s motto “Forward” underneath it with the date 1872 signifying when Tillsonburg was incorporated from a village into a Town.  That date also marked when E.D. Tillson was elected as Tillsonburg’s first Mayor. George Tillson, E.D. Tillson’s father, settled the area in 1825 who is known as the founder father of Tillsonburg."

The giant T is what kills it. Otherwise it's a pretty decent design, I think. Maybe I'll take a crack and redoing it sometime.

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21 minutes ago, Berlin Wall said:

What's with purple as a basic colour? I always noticed that nobody ever uses purple on a flag.

Could be something to do with it being associated with royalty?

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