Flags of Political Parties
Political parties are prime examples for the correct use of flags in that they represent a specific group. Parties connect similarly-driven people, working together toward similar goals and aims. Parties can form a significant part of a person’s identity - it is altogether possible that someone may identify more strongly with an ideology than they do with a nationality or a race. If a nation...
Flags of Extreme Political Movements
Flags of totalitarian regimes or extremist movements happen to be some of the most well designed flags around, and they bring together two of my favourite things - politics and flags. There are also a few totalitarian regimes in films or novels with their own flags, and i’ll take a look at them too. National Fascist Party - Italy The National Fascist party semi-officially came to power...
trentmeow-deactivated20130322 asked: When and how did you get interested in flags?
trentmeow-deactivated20130322 asked: I am so happy I found this blog!
Antarctica, being a continent rather than a nation-state leaves it in a bit of an odd situation when it comes to flags. Many different countries have made territorial claims over parts of Antarctica, usually for use in scientific endeavours. So in each of these territories, the national flag of the country in question would probably used. However, there have been calls for the creation of an...
Great Britain raises the wrong Union Flag at the...
A purely technical point that I was wondering if anyone else noticed. The flag that was raised by the joint representatives of the armed forces at the beginning of the opening ceremony was in the ratio 3:5. As many of the members of our flag community will know the true Union Flag has proportions of 1:2, and the flag that holds the design of the union flag but in the proportions 3:5 is actually...
The Olympics Are Coming!
flaghagz: Flags of 156 Nations in London’s Regent Street. http://www.tntmagazine.com/news/london/olympic-flags-of-156-nations-go-up-in-londons-regent-street Drool. The slogan of the Olympics should be “The World’s Greatest Nondiplomatic Flag Gathering.”
r/vexillology's flag design competition! →
Anyone with a reddit account, I’m looking for up votes to win this competition! It would be amazing if you could help :)
5) Strange Flags
A bit of fun today. Here are some flags that are strange or unique for some reason or another. Let’s start with the one everybody knows; Nepal. The only non-quadrilateral national flag in the world. There are some other non-quadrilateral flags, but only at municipal or state level, such as Tampa and Ohio. Mozambique. This flag is unique as it is the only country that features a gun on...
4) Principles of Flag Design
Recently, through the study of flags from history and contemporary examples, the North American Vexillogical Association have outlined a set of five flag design principles. I’m going to go through them, and point out some notable exceptions. Keep It Simple: the flag should be so simple that a child can draw it from memory. Okay, so most flags are quite good at this. The simple tricolours,...
3) How flags are identified.
Flags can be used for a number of different reasons, usually in relation to the representation of the nation. There are three main types of flag, both split into two separate parts dependent on when they are used. In some cases, all of these flags are the same for a certain country, such as the flag of Turkey. However, in most cases, countries have different flags for different purposes. These...
2) Parts of a Flag
So here we have the different parts of a flag, useful for describing flags without physically drawing them. Here are the definitions for each part: Canton: Any quarter of a flag, but usually the top left part (the upper hoist.) It’s where the Union Flag is on Tuvalu’s flag or the position of the stars on the flag of China. Charge: A figure or symbol that appears in the field of a...
1) What is Vexillology?
Vexillology is defined by the FIAV as the “the creation and development of a body of knowledge about flags of all types, their forms and functions, and of scientific theories and principles based on that knowledge.” It is derived as a term from the Roman word vexillum, a standard-type object that consisted of a large, upright pole with a vertical piece of fabric hung from a horizontal...
mini introduction to vexillology!
Just a reminder, i’m going to be doing a little 5-part series over the next week, starting monday, introducing newbies to the study of flags. Follow me and take a look! - charlie
Introduction to Vexillology
Starting next Monday, I’m going to be doing an introduction to vexillology. I’m going to cover some of the main areas to get any budding flag enthusiasts started! It’ll be a five part series from Monday to Friday, so take a look, reblog, tell me (on twitter?) if you like the content. Cheers! - charlie.
loving the euros display of flags.
Amazing displays of multi-national flags in the crowd in the euros! Shame Poland’s and Ukraine’s flags aren’t all that inspiring…
tomorrow is flag day!
here’s hoping for some original flaggery rather than the comparatively boring stars and stripes. Tampa, Ohio, Oregon plz.
Cunning Use of Flags: brosephstalin: “The flag... →
brosephstalin: “The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use…
I don't even know why I go to the flag tag
cunning-use-of-flags: If I see one more girl in US or UK flag clothes, I’m gonna scream. Amen sister.
this is for all the people who still like the idea... →
Any other restrictions on wearing the flag? Section 8 also states, “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.”