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Martian Flag Assembly
"We are on a journey to Mars. Within the next decade, the first humans will step foot on the red planet. As we prepare for our journey, it’s time to conceptualize and create a consensus around the martian flag that will represent."
flags  mars  art 
july 2018 by robertogreco
Fun with Flags: Redesigning San Francisco’s City Flag
"I was inspired to give an assignment to my design class to redesign San Francisco’s flag after reading Roman Mars’ Wired magazine article about our current “sucktastic” city flag.

These San Francisco Flag sketches were produced during a weekend design class, at the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), as a study of design principles, in January 2016.

The class was given about an hour to work on the assignment of designing a new San Francisco city flag. We had been learning about design theory and sketching earlier in the day using design principles such as symmetry, equilibrium, and proximity. We brainstormed together to create a list of things we associate with San Francisco’s past and present. We agree with Roman Mars that the Phoenix symbol is irrelevant to San Francisco and confusing since there is another city named Phoenix. Here is our list of our iconic San Francisco associations:

> The Bay and Ocean
> Golden Gate Bridge
> Coit Tower
> Transamerica Pyramid
> The City Skyline
> Gold Rush
> Open Minds
> Diverse
> Pride
> Lack of Housing
> Tech
> Fog

San Francisco Flag Redesign

Below are designs each design workshop attendee came up with."
sanfrancisco  flags  symbols  sfsh 
october 2017 by robertogreco
Statistics on flag colors

"what's the least common colour used on web pages?"

"digging into this a little reveals no real answers, but did turn up this lovely page on colours in flags: " ]
flags  color  data  statistics  webdev 
september 2017 by robertogreco
Robinson Meyer en Instagram: “The Greenlandic flag is all over the place, used (to my foreigner’s eye) with some combination of the pride of 🇺🇸 and the affection of 🇨🇦.…”
"The Greenlandic flag is all over the place, used (to my foreigner’s eye) with some combination of the pride of 🇺🇸 and the affection of 🇨🇦. One of its meanings is “come in, we’re having a party,” so you see it on dinner candles at the hostels and on balloons for a seven year old girl’s birthday party. When flying it, you’re supposed to lower it by 8pm—standard sunrise/sunset rules don’t apply, I guess, in a place where a solar day can last for more than 2,000 hours. I really admired the flag before visiting, so to see it used so widely and so warmly is a delight."
greenland  flag  flags  welcome  2017  robinsonmeyer  symbols  meaning 
july 2017 by robertogreco
The 18 flags of San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza - parker higgins dot net
[See also the comment left by James J Ferrigan III:

"There used to be a flyer available at S.F. City HAll information desk. The historical flags were, in 1964, conceived of as a memorial to JFK, as an homage to his love of history. The idea was a short hand of American history as told in 18 flags.

Originally maintained at no cost to the city, eventually the principals involved died off and the veterans lost the ability to maintain the poles and flags and the project was given over the the S.F. PArks & Rec. Dept.

In 1984 after a flag incident involving a Confederate Flag the California Hundred flag replaced the Confederate flag in the display.

The copyright to the pamphlet was help by the now defunct Paramopunt Flag Company, who supplied the flags until their acquisition by a another flags foreign company with little interest in community service.

Over the years the panphlets ran out and either through ignorance, apathy or both, the reason fro threse flags has been forgotten."]
flags  sanfrancisco  sfsh  parkerhiggins  civiccenter  2013 
february 2017 by robertogreco
Black Flag - MTV
"On the History of the American Flag in Black Protest Art"

"But the arguments employed by some of Kaepernick’s defenders are themselves deeply flawed. I’m thinking in particular of those rallying to Kaepernick’s side on the grounds that the national anthem is simply a song, and the flag is just cloth — people who are offended by the protest are attaching unwarranted significance to both.

But to strip the flag of the symbolism it carries is also to sap the power of Kaepernick's protest. The flag is more than a piece of fabric — and that is precisely what gives meaning and significance to his refusal to venerate it.

The border separating protest and art is porous. Almost all protests have an element of symbolic performance. One device that sometimes distinguishes protest from "pure" art is the way protest relies on disruption and taking up space — occupying ground, blocking a road, interrupting a ceremony. (Some public artworks also incorporate disruption, of course, but it's no coincidence that these are often explicitly political.)

Kaepernick's decision to sit for the anthem did not rely on disruption. In fact, it was so unobtrusive that it wasn't even noticed the first time he did it. It relied on a symbolic act, one with enough room for interpretation that Kaepernick needed to spell out its meaning. His protest was a piece of performance art, and in staging it he blurred the line between art and protest. Kaepernick isn't just a part of the long line of black athletes who have used their platforms to speak out about political issues; he (unintentionally) inserted himself into the rich tradition of black artists who have invoked the American flag in political protest."

"In the late 1980s, Dread Scott presented a controversial installation that consisted of a framed photomontage of protestors and coffins draped with American flags, with the header "What is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag?" Below the photomontage he mounted a shelf with a blank book in which those who wished to participate could write down their responses to the the question. And laid on the ground, directly in front of the frame and book, was a 3-by-5-foot American flag. This meant that if you wanted to look at the picture more closely, or write in the book, the most direct way to do so was to stand on it.

In What Is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag?, Scott demonstrated that it is much easier to confront America's injustices and participate in the project of building America into the country it should be if you do not see America as sacrosanct. After all, how can you fix what you don't think can be broken? How can you improve something that you believe is sacred? A sampling of responses written in the book sound like they've been pulled directly from the current debate. "If you don't like this country and you don't like our flag then get the hell out of here and go back home," reads one, sounding a lot like Donald Trump suggesting that Kaepernick "find another country." "The U.S. flag is a tool for continued oppression of People of Color throughout the world," reads another. Some responses claimed that Scott's artwork was disrespectful to the military, while others cited black American veterans who did not stand for the pledge of allegiance.

The tradition of invoking the flag in protest continues into the Black Lives Matter era. Last year, William Pope.L presented an updated version of his 2008 installation Trinket, an enormous and disproportionately long flag (54 by 16 feet), illuminated by giant klieg lights and set continuously waving by massive industrial fans — the kind used to create fake storms on movie sets. At the rightmost edge of the flag, the stripes are not completely sewn together, so that as the exhibition goes on, the end of the flag begins to fray and unravel from whipping back and forth, pulling apart the red from the white.

Trinket's hyperreal depiction of an America literally coming apart at the seams is powerful by itself, but it acquired new layers of meaning when Kendrick Lamar used it in the stage set of his performance at the 2015 BET Awards. Kendrick performed his pro-black protest anthem "Alright" atop a vandalized police cruiser, with Trinket as his backdrop. Even in the face of the shredded American social fabric, an economy "looking at me for the pay cut," and police that "wanna kill us dead in the street fo sho," Kendrick proclaimed a message of rebellious hope: "We gon' be alright." Kendrick Lamar's ragged Trinket, like Francis Scott Key's "Banner," is a flag of defiant survival.

Kendrick is able to write himself into the American flag for the same reason Kaepernick can write himself out of it — the American flag is a political object and its meaning is malleable and contestable. It is the banner of the federal government, and the battleflag of the American military, but it can carry other meanings that are just as potent. It is the symbol of the American dream, the American way, its values, its history, its principles, its traditions. But the flag isn't just a symbol of the America of our abstract ideals; it is one of the America that actually exists."
ezekielkweku  2016  colinkaepernick  protest  flags  us  sports  history  race  racism  military  nationalanthem  dreadscott  williampope.l  kendricklamar  1933  1980  civilrightsmovement  naacp  1964  discrimination  1969 
september 2016 by robertogreco
Colin Kaepernick and What It Means To Be Patriotic In Schools – Student Voices
"In our classrooms, students are constantly asked to think deeper about the presented information, but simultaneously, our schools are structures for American obedience and compliance. Saying the pledge of allegiance before any learning happens means that any learning from the end makes the pledger assume that the learning happening shortly thereafter is part of this set of lessons that is impervious to critique and dissent. Every book, every equation, every piece of work that’s provided by every adult in the classroom is not worth amending or correcting because these are all American, and, if it’s American, it can’t be wrong. Obedience. Compliance.

Even though history scholars must read from multiple sources, first-hand accounts along with critical analyses of histories in order to get a larger scope of the narrative. In our K-12 schools, too many of our students are still dependent on one source, generally the story given by the winners. Slavery in America, for example, doesn’t always get taught as a longstanding crime against humanity that literally subjugated millions of people from the African continent that still has consequences until today. It gets taught as something that happened in the past and we’re all better now. The same goes for segregation, redlining, Native American genocide, Japanese internment, immigration policy during the 1920s and 30s, and any number of policies that don’t get taught as part of the grand American history.

Or that the pledge was part of a marketing scheme for the flags in schools. Or that it’s unconstitutional to compel kids to pledge allegiance to the flag.

America is religious about its American football, too. Certainly, football has taken over baseball as America’s most enthralling pastime. During the season, fans draw themselves along major league team lines and use pronouns like “our” and “we” to discuss the dozens of robust men on the field of play. Fans yell at other teams for their fortunes,embrace an unhealthy level of schadenfreude for successful teams that aren’t theirs, yell at their own teams for losses, and pick scapegoats they were once rooting for almost weekly. Sports fans don’t like to think that their players think about anything besides their given sport. They love to see ads showing players driven to success in the off-season. They love to see athletes signing memorabilia even after they’ve long retired from the game. They love to see athletes bruised, broken, beaten but ultimately coming back in the service of their teams i.e. billion-dollar corporations.

But the minute the athlete, especially the athlete of color, thinks to step out of line with their own visions of America, they’re relegated to the very status that made said protest possible.

When we look at post-9/11 America, our country offers “freedom” for countries which supposedly can’t speak for themselves and patriotism / nationalism for its own citizens. When our youngest citizens see the events of the past weekend, they should wonder why there’s been so much retaliation against a man who America otherwise forgot lead his team to a Super Bowl appearance. They should wonder why so few voters chose the current Democratic and Republican presidential nominees.

They should wonder why they’re told to wait and wait to engage in learning the depth and breadth of atrocities and victories that make our country what it is today.

They should ask themselves why so many of the people critical of a black millionaire athlete and a black President of the United States, who unironically wear Make America Great Again hats, also believe it’s unscrupulous to sit for the very America they don’t consider great anymore. Perhaps to many of its underserved and underrepresented citizens, especially the marginalized, this country’s never been great, but they do what they can. We need a new patriotism that embodies the labor and suppression that’s made the “America is great” narrative permissible.

Until then, it’s liberty and justice for some. I’ll pledge to that."
schools  education  2016  colinkaepernick  josévilson  protest  patriotism  nationalanthem  criticalthinking  compliance  obedience  publicschools  allegiance  pledgeofallegiance  us  policy  politics  history  flags  race  racism  sports  americanfootball  nfl  freedom  democracy 
september 2016 by robertogreco
Atlas Of Potential Nations - Emblemmmmatic
"Atlas of Potential Nations Mission Statement

With “Atlas of potential nations”, we aim to understand the mechanics behind the branding of nations. The group of nations’ symbols — name, heraldry, flag, map etc. — is quintessential to a nation’s branding and its sparked nationalism. Ironically though, each nation uses similar elements within their symbols to stand apart from others. All flags use — among other things — primary colors, abstract forms and iconic shapes. These are specific visual elements to make a flag ‘look like a flag.’ Similar to letters being a system to construct words, these visual elements build a system to construct flags. Emblemmatic uses statistical methods (markov chains) to understand and use these systems. We aim to computationally construct new not-yet-existent symbols to represent an endless stream of new potential nations. What defines a “Nation” as a branded and nationalistic entity when a new nation-brand is so easily made?

What defines a nation state?
Its symbols of power?
Its flags?

Flags use abstract colors and shapes
Shapes and colors are seemingly interchangable
Shapes can be deconstructed…
… and reconstructed into new flags.

Emblemmatic creates software to computationally design new national flags"
flags  fiction  bots  random  nations  branding  markovchains 
may 2016 by robertogreco
A Flag for No Nations |
"This is the moment at which our ideas of technology as a series of waymarks on the universal march of human progress falter and fall apart. A single technology – the vacuum-deposition of metal vapour onto a thin film substrate – makes its consecutive and multiple appearances at times of stress and trial: at the dawn of the space age, in orbit and on other planets, at the scene of athletic feats of endurance, in defence and offence in the mountains of the Hindu Kush, on the beaches of the European archipelago. These are moments of hope as well as failure; moments when, properly utilised, technological progress enables us to achieve something which was beyond our capabilities before. And yet: we are still pulling bodies from the water wrapped in material which was meant to send us into space."

"Technologies are stories we tell ourselves – often unconsciously – about who we are and what we are capable of. By analysing their traces we may divine the progress they are capable of assisting, but they are not in and of themselves future-producing, magical, or separate from human agency. They are a guide and a hope. The reality of these technologies and the place of their deployment shows us plainly that another world is not only possible, but coming into being, should we choose to recognise and participate in it. Technology alone will not achieve such change, merely reflect back our failure to capitalise upon it. Its proper use is not as a bandage for the present, but as a banner for the future."
jamesbridle  techology  humanism  humanity  nasa  space  skylab  refugees  skylab2  1973  jackkinzler  josephkerwin  nationalmetallizing  jerryross  1988  hubbletelescope  spaceblankets  heatsheets  afghanistan  rubenpeter  2011  2013  2005  pakistan  lesbos  greece  lampedusa  2014  2015  2016  mediterranean  migration  chios  hope  flags  kimstanleyrobinson  technology 
january 2016 by robertogreco
Political roundup: The politics of NZ's Red Peak - Opinion - NZ Herald News
"Imagine if Red Peak wins the flag change referendums. It's highly unlikely, but if the underdog continues its rise and succeeds in replacing the current flag, future generations will look back on the politics of the flag change process as an extraordinary story."
2015  newzealand  flags  redpeak  bryceedward  politics  via:anne 
september 2015 by robertogreco
California, it's time to dump the Bear Flag - LA Times
"One hundred and sixty nine years ago in a frontier town, a band of thieves, drunks and murderers hoisted a home-made flag and declared themselves in revolt from a government that had welcomed them. Instigated by an expansionist neighboring power, the rebels aimed to take over completely and impose their language, culture and mores on the land. The revolt succeeded beyond anyone's expectations.

That frontier town was Sonoma, the land was California, and the rebels, American settlers spurred on by promises of help from U.S. Army Captain John Fremont. The rebel standard, the flag of the so-called California Republic, became the California State Flag. It's time California dump that flag, a symbol of blatant illegality and racial prejudice. Like the Confederate cross of St. Andrew, the Bear Flag is a symbol whose time has come and gone.

When the Legislature voted to adopt the rebel standard as the state flag in 1911, California was in the grip of a racist, jingoistic fever. The measure was sponsored by Sen. James Holohan from Watsonville, a member of the Native Sons of the Golden West. This was an organization whose magazine, the Grizzly Bear, declared in the very issue in which it announced the introduction of the bill, “Close the public school doors to Japanese and other undesirables NOW! Close the doors through which aliens can legally own or lease the soil of California NOW!”

The obvious intent of the measure was to glorify the Bear Flaggers, who were hailed as wholesome patriots. But that was far from the truth.

Its leader, Ezekiel Merrit, was described by historian H.H. Bancroft as “an unprincipled, whiskey drinking, quarrelsome fellow.” Known as Stuttering Merrit, he was a thief who in 1848 reportedly stole 200 pounds of gold from his business partner. William Todd, who designed the flag, came from a family of Kentucky slave owners (his aunt was Mary Todd, Abraham Lincoln's wife). The group's first lieutenant, Henry L. Ford, was a U.S. Army deserter who had impersonated his brother to escape detection. Sam Kelsey, the second lieutenant, along with his brother Ben, was a genocidal maniac who killed hundreds of Pomo Indians in Clear Lake. Americans visiting their ranch reported that “it was not an uncommon thing for them to shoot an Indian just for the fun of seeing him jump.”

Why did the Bear Flag revolt occur? Because these rogues were also illegal immigrants who feared they might be deported by the Mexican government. They despised the native, Spanish-speaking Californios, whom they called greasers. Refusing to become citizens, a move that would have granted them voting rights and land, they looked to the American takeover of Texas as an example.

Encouraged by Fremont, the Bear Flaggers kidnapped the military commander of Sonoma, stole hundreds of horses and proclaimed a republic that at best represented a few hundred Americans out of a population of 10,000 in California.

Although the California Republic was short-lived — it lasted from only June to July 1846 — the Bear Flaggers were partially responsible for how the state ultimately entered the union.

Tensions between Mexico and the United States had been growing for years and already an American Pacific squadron was anchored off California's Central Coast. When U.S. Commodore John Drake Sloat was informed of the Bear Flag revolt, he felt his hand had been forced. Saying he'd rather be accused of doing too much than too little, he began the U.S. occupation of California, landing 250 sailors and Marines and hoisting the Stars and Stripes over Monterey. With few weapons, little ammunition and no organized military, the Californio government was unable to put up much resistance.

Ironically, the commodore chose to invade right when U.S. Consul John Larkin was bringing him a Californio plan to declare independence from Mexico as a prelude to annexation by the United States. Had California entered the Union voluntarily, it might have been able to import its own laws and customs, much like Louisiana had done with its jurisprudence of Spanish and French origin. Instead, as a conquered territory, California was subject to American laws.

Californios had instituted a democratic government, paternalistic and often beset by political conflicts, yet multi-ethnic and racially integrated, whereas the Americans, among other things, denied civil rights to blacks and Indians.

Native Americans were the first victims of the violent conquest provoked by the Bear Flaggers. In 1846, there were about 150,000 Native Americans in California. While many of them had integrated into Californio society, about 75% continued to live as they always had in the state's central valleys and mountains.

Once subject to the U.S. government, however, they faced mass extermination. At the slightest provocation miners and settlers would burn entire rancherias, or Native American villages, slaughtering all the inhabitants, men, women and children. By the late 1850s, after years of murder and virtual slavery, only about 30,000 were left alive in California.

Californios did not fare well either. They saw their lands, the main engine of their cattle raising economy, taken over by squatters.

Americans would descend on a property, build homes, put up fences and till the fields without paying rent or compensating the owner in any way. Among them was William Ide, once president of the California Republic, who squatted and then filed a preemption claim for property in what is now the southern part of the city of Red Bluff. By the 1880s, Californios were broken, politically and financially.

So — slave owners, murderers, thieves, drunks and squatters. These are the people we want to remember with their standard as our state symbol?"
california  history  flags  2015  alexabella  ezekielmerrit  sonoma  californios  mexico  us  johndrakesloat  bearflag  bearflagrepublic  bearflaggers  slavery  violence  williameide  californiarepublic  racismjamesholohan  hhbancroft  henrylford  samkelsey  nativeamericans  via:javierarbona 
june 2015 by robertogreco
The Image of a Country ["Canada's Flag Debate"]
"Canada was only two years away from celebrating the centennial anniversary of its founding as a nation when Parliament finally agreed upon the design for a distinctive Canadian flag. The debate concerning a flag had been a recurring theme in Canadian politics since the late 1800s and became a particularly emotional, explosive issue for the government of Wiliam Lyon Mackenzie King in 1925; so much so that twenty years later he still shied away from any firm action on adopting a new design. It was not until Lester Pearson assumed power in 1963 that another Prime Minister would seriously confront the issue of creating a distinctive Canadian flag. In the debate that ensued, many feared the country would be torn apart."
via:vruba  canada  flags  symbols  history 
february 2015 by robertogreco
Blog - Wolff Olins Blog - A new flag for Britain
"We approached the challenge in a few ways:

Weather responsive flag
Similar to the physical version that flaps in the wind, our new flag responds to the British weather.


Patchwork flag
The old flag was designed as a two-colour solution because of reproduction constraints. What if we use different colours and materials to create a flag that represents the different people and communities that make up Britain? Plastic, gold and new threads are woven into the design. Some of the colours have been taken from the Royal Standard.


Designer flag
The UK is full of brilliant designers. Let’s collaborate with Peter Saville or Paul Smith to design an iconic flag.


Please note, these have not been designed by Peter or Paul—they are nasty ripoffs.

3D flag
Who needs a flag anyway? The Romans had a golden eagle on a pole and they ran the world for 500 years. What about a 3D flag based on the angles proposed in the original Union Jack? Imagine our victorious athletes holding aloft Britain’s orb.


Internet flag
What about all those little flags that are flown across the internet? We need a flag that has been optimised for a new digital context. Our animated gif flag symbolises Britain as the meeting place for people from anywhere in the digital and physical realm.


Cool flag
And what about a flag that is just cool.
Pink = Northern Ireland
Green= Wales
Red= England


Serious flag
Okay… so we’ve had some fun with this brief. But seriously… the original flag is mega cool and it also appears in the corner of loads of other countries flags (like Australia). And it’s a really great brand – blue, red and white triangles have become a defining graphic language of Britain. So with that in mind we propose this flag.


It’s a simplified version of the original that removes the crosses and keeps the iconic elements - a central focus, angles and colours. It’s easier to draw and it looks great.

As much as we’d love to see one of these little beauties flying out in the world – Scotland, as you cast your vote today just remember what affect your vote could have on that lovely Union Jack."
2014  flags  wolffolins  via:lizette  britain  uk  scotland  weather  symbols  symbolism  evolvinglogos  design  identity  logos 
october 2014 by robertogreco
The Reykjavik Grapevine Art / Does Iceland Need A New Flag?
"What kind of influence do you think a flag or national symbol has on a nation? Is it important to change national symbols over time, or do you think there is a value to maintaining the same symbols for many generations?

This really depends on the nation and how they use their flag. We Icelanders have actually not used our flag all that much, which means it’s not loaded with ideas, thoughts and symbols (others than the actual meaning of the flag). And as long as the meaning hasn’t become distorted, then there is no reason to change it. Why fix something that isn’t broken?

But then you have many, many examples from all over the world, where an event (usually a war) has forced a country do change their national symbols. Some events are even so horrific that ancient symbols have been destroyed for generations to come. The most obvious example is the swastika.

In my second book on the Icelandic flag (which sadly has only been published in Icelandic to date) there is a great foreword by our former president, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir. She talks about just this, how lucky we are to have a flag that isn’t loaded with negative meanings. She goes on to say how happy she is that our flag isn’t, for instance, a falcon. Why would a country that has never been at war need a bird of pray as their symbol?"
flags  vexillography  vexillology  iceland  design  history 
march 2014 by robertogreco
Will This Be the U.K.'s New Flag? - Matt Ford - The Atlantic
"With a referendum on Scottish independence coming later this year, Britain may have to re-think the Union Jack."
flags  uk  unionjack  design  geopolitics  mattford  2014 
march 2014 by robertogreco
Flag Log
"About the Blog

Flag Log is a blog about flags (or “flog”). Come to this flog if you want to see a bunch of cool pictures of flags.

Brendan Patrick Hennessy is the guy who runs Flag Log. There are no pictures of him here, sorry.

About the Pics

All the flag illustrations on this blog were either made by me from scratch or modified from images on Wikimedia Commons.

I try to make sure all the photographs on this blog are free-to-use, but tumblr’s reblogging system can make that difficult. If you’re the copyright holder of an image on this blog and you would like it taken down, please email me at brendan «at» bphennessy «dot» com."
flags  blogs  flaglog  patrickhennessey  tumblrs 
october 2013 by robertogreco
365. State Flag Revisions: California. Part 1. - Graphicology Blog - Graphicology
"Boy, the research article alone for this state flag could very well go into a bound book the thickness of your average family bible should I not edit severely. I quickly realized there's a lot more to this westernmost state's flag history than a long-time east-coaster might initially think. I'll try to summarize the best that I can, in the hopes that what we learn can eventually lead us to a solid new design. I have to admit that I'm a little nervous about this one. Not sure why exactly. Perhaps because I have called California home since returning from Dubai in March of 2010? I don't know, but here goes nothing, home state. Glad to be here. Hope I can do you proud. "

[Part 2: ]
california  flags  bearflagrepublic  design  vexicology  2011  jjsmith 
may 2013 by robertogreco
FLAGS — International Flags Edition
"We invited 16 brilliant international artists and designers to create a flag that stands for their ideals and values. The goal is to question the traditional ways of designing a flag, to interpret the medium in a new way and to develop new creative approaches.

This project was first presented and exhibited at ABOUT Independent Publishing Fair."

[Hort entry: ]
flags  glvo  design  art  hort 
april 2013 by robertogreco
Bear Flag Museum
"The Bear Flag Museum is a nonprofit online museum and library dedicated to providing a resource for all information, images, and texts related to the California Bear Flag"

[See also: ]
california  history  flags  design  glvo  srg  edg 
march 2013 by robertogreco
Anarchist symbolism - Wikipedia
"While anarchists have historically largely denied the importance of symbols to political movement, they have embraced certain symbols for their cause, including most prominently the circle-A and the black flag. Since the revival of anarchism at the turn of the 21st-century concurrent with the rise of the anti-globalization movement, anarchist cultural symbols are widely present."

"red-and-black flag is symbol of anarcho-syndicalist & anarcho-communist movements…black-and-yellow or black-and-gold flag is used by…anarcho-capitalists or market anarchists…black-and-green flag is used by green anarchists & anarcho-primitivists…black-and-purple flag is used in association with anarcha-feminism, as is the black-and-pink flag, although the latter is more closely associated with queer anarchists, known as anarcho-queers…black-and-white flag is used by anarcho-pacifists &, to a lesser extent, Christian anarchists."

"Black cross…Black rose…Jolly Roger/Pirate flag"
anarchism  symbols  symbolism  flags  design  activism  anarchy 
february 2011 by robertogreco
jorge manes: nauru
"jorge manes developed an unusual solution for returning the world’s smallest island nation, the republic
birds  flags  humor  design  glvo  nauru  jorgemanes 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Conceptual Trends and Current Topics
"This is the first flag I feel I could fly with unalloyed pride. Now all I need is a lapel pin version. The flag was designed by James Cadle. Prior to the US landing on the moon, there was hope a flag for humanity, rather than the American flag, would be erected on the moon. Some hoped the UN flag would fly, but that never happened."
earth  flags  patriotism  humanity  citizenship  world  global  politics 
october 2008 by robertogreco
The Flag of Earth
"The Flag of Earth symbolizes the Earth (the center blue disk), the Sun (the yellow disk on the left), and the Moon (the white disk on the right). The Earth and its most important celestial neighbors - the Sun and Moon - are overlaid on a backdrop of the darkness of space."
flags  earth  humanity  citizenship  world  politics  patriotism  global 
october 2008 by robertogreco
BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | 'Free Tibet' flags made in China
"Police in southern China have discovered a factory manufacturing Free Tibet flags, media reports say...Police believe that some may already have been sent overseas, and could appear in Hong Kong during the Olympic torch relay there this week."
china  tibet  politics  manufacturing  capitalism  search  internet  irony  humor  globalization  flags 
april 2008 by robertogreco
"found myself in bus heaven...[seat] didn't just recline flat - I'm pretty sure they reclined past flat....When I had finished the steak, the same steward floated by to find out what I would like to drink. ¿Whisky? Right away, sir!"
architecture  argentina  rosario  buses  travel  maciejceglowski  monuments  flags  maciejcegłowski 
january 2008 by robertogreco
we are multicolored
"there's nobody quite like you. you're one in dseven billion. so make your own flag. look at the flags below. let your mouse wander over them. then make yours over there >>"
travel  visualization  flags  symbols  world  international  glvo  geography  design 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Semaphore - Wikipedia
"The semaphore or optical telegraph is an apparatus for conveying information by means of visual signals, with towers with pivoting blades or paddles, shutters, in a matrix, or hand-held flags etc. Information is encoded by the position of the mechanical
communication  history  visual  technology  information  symbols  flags 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Flags By Colours
"Each sector of these piecharts is proportional to the area of the colour on the respective flag Click on an image to reveal the flag"
charts  color  data  design  flags  geography  graphs  statistics  identity  nations  international  information  infographics  visualization  world 
may 2007 by robertogreco, the A-Z of Brazilian Arts, Entertainment & Cultural Events in the UK
"Icaro Doria is Brazilian, 25 and has been working for the magazine Grande Reportagem, in Lisbon, Portugal, for the last 3 years. He was the author of the flags campaign "Meet the World" that has been circulating the earth in chain letters via e-mail"
activism  art  brasil  creative  culture  data  design  demographics  earth  education  flags  geography  global  graphics  government  information  infographics  health  international  mapping  maps  modern  nations  visualization  society  statistics  world  politics  brazil 
october 2006 by robertogreco
Fédération Internationale des Associations Vexillologiques (FIAV)
"The International Federation of Vexillological Associations (FIAV) is an umbrella federation of organisations and institutions devoted to the study of history and symbolism of flags of all kind and from any era."
flags  iconography  geography  international  world  symbols  history  organizations 
august 2006 by robertogreco

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