Recent comments in /f/vexillology

glitter_v0id wrote

shower thoughts response

  • most of the good flag designs have been taken by.. well, countries.

  • lack of universally understood symbols, i can come up with 5 and one of them goes back to soviet aesthetic

  • Flag design requires really strict adherence to design principals that are normally meant to be broken tastefully. This is not inherently bad design for a poster or a protest but as a flag it's cluttered and confusing.

i had some rambling thoughts but trunkating because they're not though out at all. Vox has an interesting 7min video on designing clear symbols wrt the biohazard symbol if anyones curious

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shanoxilt OP wrote

The most important rule that seems to be broken constantly is "No text on flags".

If the symbols don't convey the message, you've chosen the wrong symbols.

Further, it demonstrates a sort of insecurity and cluelessness.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_flags_with_Russian-language_text

You have to project the confidence that people already know who you are so that initialisms, mottoes, and text are outright redundant.

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