Proposed flag of Chad

Flag proposals

Part of my 2009 flag proposal series. SVG files of the flag and its construction sheet are available on request.

Note: My choice of design does not reflect my political views.

Reason for creation

The flag of Romania

The flag of Chad. The only difference from the flag of Romania is the shade of blue, and it’s a small difference.

Chad’s flag is so similar to Romania’s that Chad asked the UN to inspect the issue. However, as Romania rightfully pointed out, they have had their design for longer, so Chad should be the one to change. Therefore, here is my proposal.

My proposal

Flag proposal for Chad I made in 2009.

Flag proposal for Chad I made in 2009.

First off, this design is unique enough to be distinguishable, yet simple enough to be remembered by a child.

The overall layout represents the geography of Chad. In the south is fertile land, in the north is desert and in the west is part of Lake Chad, which is important to the country. The eight pointed star represents the sun, warmth, vitality and hope for a bright future. The eight points represent the eight directions, referring to the vast size of Chad. Its location ensures its importance, as the left hand side will be last part of the flag to wear out.

Construction details

Construction sheet of the proposed flag of Chad

Construction sheet of the proposed flag of Chad

Proposed flag of Mars

Flag proposals

Part of my 2009 flag proposal series. SVG files of the flag and its construction sheet are available on request.

Note: My choice of design does not reflect my political views.

Reason for creation

Current de facto flag of Mars

I think that the current de facto flag of Mars looks horrible and mainly represents terraforming which is only a small aspect of the planet Mars. Therefore, here is my proposal.

My proposal

Flag proposal for Mars I made in 2009.

Flag proposal for Mars I made in 2009.

First off, this design is unique enough to be distinguishable, yet simple enough to be remembered by a child.

I will not explain the design because I think that I have made it intuitive enough. The design is neutral so that it can represent the planet Mars in any aspect. Note that I have not included symbolism of terraforming and/or space exploration because they represent terraforming and/or space exploration, not the planet Mars.

Construction details

 

Construction sheet of the proposed flag of Mars

Construction sheet of the proposed flag of Mars

 

Proposed flag of Utah

Flag proposals

Part of my 2009 flag proposal series. SVG files of the flag and its construction sheet are available on request.

Note: My choice of design does not reflect my political views.

Reason for creation

Current flag of Utah

The current flag scored a 3.47/10.00 in NAVA’s North American flag survey, which makes it the 15th worst rated flag.

My proposal

Flag proposal I made for Utah in 2009.

Flag proposal I made for Utah in 2009.

First off, this design is unique enough to be distinguishable, yet simple enough to be remembered by a child.

This design incorporates features of the current flag, the Mormon pioneer flag and the national flag. The thirteen stripes are from the national flag, in the colours of the Mormon pioneer flag, aiding recognition and suggesting a connection with both. Indeed, the majority of Utahns are Mormons, who form a significant part of Utah’s history. This design is also similar in that the main emblem is in the top left corner.

This emblem retains the blue field and golden circle from the current flag. The circle represents unity, the star represents the sun and the hexagon represents a beehive, the symbol of Utah. The twelve points of the sun reference the twelve hours, the twelve months, the twelve tribes of Israel, the twelve regions in Utah and possible more. Twelve is often seen as the number of perfection. The hexagon references Utah’s official nickname, “Beehive State”. The inclusion of only one beehive unit, in conjunction with the star, sends the message that every individual shines.

Its location in the canton (upper left corner) ensures its importance. When a flag wears out, the left hand side will be the last to remain. When it is not flying, that corner will be most visible part of the flag. When it is flying, the eye will be naturally attracted to that region as a starting point since the writing system we use goes from left to right and top to bottom.

In terms of colours, the blue represents the sky, the white represents salt and the gold represents the sun, vitality, life, warmth and power. The colours are all present on the current flag, so any further symbolism they have can be carried over as well.

Construction details

 

Construction sheet of the proposed flag of Utah

Construction sheet of the proposed flag of Utah

Proposed flag of New Hampshire

Flag proposals

Part of my 2009 flag proposal series. SVG files of the flag and its construction sheet are available on request.

Note: My choice of design does not reflect my political views.

Reason for creation

Current flag of New Hampshire

The current flag scored a 3.18/10.00 in NAVA’s North American flag survey, which makes it the 10th worst rated.

My proposal

Flag proposal of New Hampshire I made in 2009.

Flag proposal of New Hampshire I made in 2009.

First off, this design is unique enough to be distinguishable, yet simple enough to be remembered by a child.

Inspired by the state quarter, the overall scene depicts the “Old Man of the Mountain”, a well known symbol of New Hampshire, against the sky, which is in the same shade as the blue on the national flag. On the sky is a circle of nine stars in an arrangement echoing the historic Betsy Ross flag and the recent flag of New England.
There are nine stars because New Hampshire was the ninth addition to the United States. The blue background with the circle of stars, strongly suggesting the national flag, is the dominant part of the design, to represent how New Hampshire was one of the original thirteen states. By representing the Old Man of the Mountain, New Hampshire’s official nickname “The Granite State” is also accounted for, as the Old Man was composed of granite. The colours are all present on the current flag, so any further symbolism they have can be carried over as well.

Construction details

 

Construction sheet of the proposed flag of New Hampshire

Construction sheet of the proposed flag of New Hampshire

Proposed flag of Louisiana

Flag proposals

Part of my 2009 flag proposal series. SVG files of the flag and its construction sheet are available on request.

This particular flag was rated the best of my proposals 🙂

Note: My choice of design does not reflect my political views.

Reason for creation

Current flag of Louisiana

The current flag scored a 4.98/10.00 in NAVA’s North American flag survey. Not the worst, but could be improved for sure.

My proposal

Flag proposal of Louisiana I made in 2009.

Flag proposal of Louisiana I made in 2009.

First off, this design is unique enough to be distinguishable, yet simple enough to be remembered by a child.

The background layout of this design echoes one of the most recognisable flags in the world, that of France. Indeed, Louisiana was colony of the French Empire and its French legacy and influence is still visible today. However, instead of a stripe, the white divison is a fleur-de-lis, another reminder of French historical connections, but from the royal era. As an old French symbol, it featured on many early flags that flew in that region. It is also significant in modern times. For example, it was frequently used as a reminder in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and was made an official state symbol in 2008.
The star in the top left corner, in conjunction with the blue, reinforces Louisiana’s status as a U.S. state. It does this by echoing the pattern in the top left corner of the national flag, where each white star on blue represents a state. In fact, the shade of blue is the same as the one on the national flag.

The blue stands for the sky and sea. The white stands for the coastline and peace. The red stands for the blood that we all share and that has been shed in the past. The colours are all present on the current flag, so any further symbolism they have can be carried over as well. Additionally, blue and white are official state colours.

Construction details

 

Construction sheet of the proposed flag of Louisiana

Construction sheet of the proposed flag of Louisiana

Proposed flag of Idaho

Flag proposals

Part of my 2009 flag proposal series. SVG files of the flag and its construction sheet are available on request.

Note: My choice of design does not reflect my political views.

Reason for creation

Current flag of Idaho

The current flag scored a 3.17/10.00 in NAVA’s North American flag survey, which is the 9th worst rating.

My proposal

Flag proposal for Idaho I made in 2009.

Flag proposal for Idaho I made in 2009.

First off, this design is unique enough to be distinguishable, yet simple enough to be remembered by a child.

The overall design depicts mountainous terrain underneath a blue sky, which is in the same shade as the blue on the national flag. The eight pointed star represents the sun, vitality and life. Its brilliance reflects the official nickname “The Gem State”, with the whole design echoing another nickname, “Gem of the Mountains”. It also represents the high aspirations and achievements of Idaho. More generally, the blue represents the sky and the ocean, the white represents the snow and the green represents the land. The colours are all present on the current flag, so any further symbolism they have can be carried over as well.

Construction details

Construction sheet of the proposed flag of Idaho

Construction sheet of the proposed flag of Idaho

Proposed flag of Transnistria

Flag proposals

Part of my 2009 flag proposal series. SVG files of the flag and its construction sheet are available on request.

Note: My choice of design does not reflect my political views.

Reason for creation

Flag of Russia

New flag of Transnistria. Far too similar…

An official proposal for a new flag for Transnistria is simply the flag of Russia, but in a longer aspect ratio. The reason given was to emphasise closer ties with Russia, but surely, there are ways to reflect that in a flag without copying the same design! People would find it very difficult to tell them apart. Therefore, here is my proposal.

My proposal

Flag proposal for Transnistria I made in 2009.

Flag proposal for Transnistria I made in 2009.

First off, this design is unique enough to be distinguishable, yet simple enough to be remembered by a child.

This design uses the same colour scheme as Russia’s, the Pan-Slavic colours, to fulfill the purpose of the current proposal. Because of this, all colour symbolism in the Russian flag can be applied to this design as well. They have no official meanings but a lot of traditional and unofficial meanings can be read here.

The Dniester River is the western boundary of Transnistria (the name itself means “beyond the Dniester”) so the leftmost stripe is blue. The white stripe next to it stands for the river bank and the red stripe stands for the nation itself, with the red colour signifying the blood that has been shed for it to exist. The colour of the main stripe, along with the form of the star, echo parts of the current Soviet-inspired flag. This suggests continuity and reflects its history whilst still remaining unique. The white star represents peace and the people of Transnistria, and the circle around it represents unity.

Construction details

Construction sheet of the proposed flag of Transnistria

Construction sheet of the proposed flag of Transnistria

 

Proposed flag of the East African Federation

Flag proposals

Part of my 2009 flag proposal series. SVG files of the flag and its construction sheet are available on request.

Note: My choice of design does not reflect my political views.

Reason for creation

Current flag of the East African Community

I think the current flag of the East African Community is too cluttered. If/when it federates, it should have something more visually appealing, distinct and memorable. Therefore, here is my proposal.

My proposal

Flag proposal for the East African Federation I made in 2009.

Flag proposal for the East African Federation I made in 2009.

First off, this design is unique enough to be distinguishable, yet simple enough to be remembered by a child.

The black represents the people and the dark parts of the past. The gold represents the mineral wealth of the earth and the sun, and in turn warmth and vitality. The red represents the blood that we all share and that has been shed in the past. The green represents the natural environment, agriculture, the land and hope. These colours are recognisably African.

The star represents the sun, a bright future and the federation as a whole, with the number of points representing the number of states. It is in the top left corner because that is where the most important parts of a flag should go. When it wears out, the left hand side will be the last to remain. When it is not flying, the top left corner is the part of the flag that is most visible. When it is flying, the eye will be naturally attracted to that region as a starting point since the writing system that we use goes from left to right and top to bottom.

Construction details

Construction sheet of the proposed flag of East African Federation

Construction sheet of the proposed flag of East African Federation

 

 

Proposed flag of the Union State

Flag proposals

Part of my 2009 flag proposal series. SVG files of the flag and its construction sheet are available on request.

Note: My choice of design does not reflect my political views.

Reason for creation

The Union State has no flag.

My proposal

Flag proposal for the Eurasian Union I made in 2009.

Flag proposal for the Eurasian Union I made in 2009.

First off, this design is unique enough to be distinguishable, yet simple enough to be remembered by a child.

The overall design is reminiscent of the Soviet flag, suggesting continuity and aiding recognition. The red field represents the blood that we all share (suggesting unity) and that has been shed in the past (suggesting a deep history). Red and white are the colours shared between the flags of Belarus and Russia, so these are both present. Also, according to Wikipedia:

The color red  has always been positive in the Russian culture. The word red (красный, krasny) is etymologically related with the Russian words for very good and the best, as well as the word for beautiful. This can also be seen in Moscow’s Red Square and the Russian Orthodox festivity, Red Easter.

The individual stars represent the people and progress. The white colour represents the snow, purity and peace, and the gold/yellow colour represents prosperity and vitality.

With the current membership, the interpretation is “two stars, two states”. The white star represents Belarus in the west (the name means “White Russia”) and the golden star represents Russia in the east (from the Soviet flag). There is also a more general “two stars, two continents” interpretation, where one star represents Europe and the other represents Asia. Regardless of the interpretation, the red field around the stars links them together, and suggests room and welcome for others.

The two stars are in the canton (top left corner) to ensure importance. When a flag wears out, the left hand side will be the part remaining. When it is not flying, this corner is the most visible region of the flag. When it is flying, the eye is naturally attracted to this region as a starting point since the Cyrillic writing system goes from left to right and top to bottom.

Construction details

Construction sheet of the proposed flag of the Eurasian Union

Construction sheet of the proposed flag of the Eurasian Union