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Post Your Favorite Flags {Civic|Military|Business|Personal|Team}!

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  1. LakeForest

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    Only catch is it cannot be a flag of your own country.

    The study of flags is called vexillology, and it serves as an excellent lesson in design.



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    Flag of Bavaria

    This flag is awesome. Look at it. Your mind wants to make it a parallelogram, not a rectangle(yeah, I know rectangles are parallelograms, but i meant like a rhombus). This illusion makes the flag look sharper, and always in motion. And yes, it looks amazing flying in the wind.

    The design resembles a traditional, high-contrast checkered board, but those aren't squares on the flag, they're diamonds. Those little diamonds are called lozenges. When a single lozenge is displayed, usually equilateral with points on top and bottom, it usually represents a female's coat of arms.

    It's interesting to note the design of this flag, originating from a coat of arms, has strange rules. There must be at least 21 lozenges on the flag, but there can be as many as you'd like, and the top-right most lozenge must be white, and an incomplete lozenge. What the?...

    No one really knows the origin of the colors or design. Some say they represent clouds flying in the sky, while others believe it refers to falling snow. The other Bavarian flag of two horizontal stripes, white over blue, is said to represent the beautiful contrast of the snow to bright waters. There might be more pragmatic historical reasons, or possibly the hypnotizing effect of the colors and shapes are what led it to being so effective as a coat of arms.



    What flags do you like?
     
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    I support Man Utd. the official football club of this forum and their flag rocks :)
     
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    Some of us prefer a club with talent. Or, in the case of The Blues, a club with more sense than money(How are they undefeated? oh right, schedule...).

    I'm going to to edit the title to include sports teams. I cannot believe I forgot. I usually think about kits/uniforms, because I hate getting my vision blocked by someone's flag. Wave it when someone scores or something, or go sit by yourself over there and wave wave wave that bugger like it's on fire
     
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  5. LakeForest

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    one Flag of Prussia

    Look at it. Look how surreal it looks, just by having the eagle off-center.

    Your eyes are immediately drawn to it, and the flag itself becomes a field or backdrop, almost not even a part of the flag.
     
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    Flag of Buenos Aires
     
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    Sasanian Empire

    I never like red and purple together, but this looks great.

    Those words I cannot read. Someone please translate?
     
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    Posted Macau flag as lived there for 7 years - fantastic place - great memories...

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    Plus OP lots of blue hope it gets your thumbs up...:cool:
     
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  10. LakeForest

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    That flag is ignoring an entire hemisphere! This means war! People on this ball in space will find no shortage of things to fight over :(



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    Flag of Jerusalem

    I think those letters spell out Jerusalem! Almost positive the second letter is an R.

    I love the shape of the shield; rounded, yet sharp. I wonder if it's just the image, but the fact the colors are a little subdued and don't contrast that much is pleasing to look at, and I'm someone that usually enjoys high contrast.

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    Combination of The Kingdom of Jerusalem and The Vatican

    The left vertical white flag is The Kingdom of Jerusalem. I just put them next to each other. I think it looks nice

    (Please, please note: This thread is purely about design of flags, nothing else. I mean it)

    I'll be looking more into other types of flags. I remember seeing some awesome soccer/football flags.