Flag for Earth

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by Blue_UK, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. superluminal I am MalcomR Valued Senior Member

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    Janus,

    I too like your blue-with-planetary-symbols approach. But as cotton said, goose it up a bit.
     
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  3. Gondolin Hell hath no fury like squid Registered Senior Member

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    You have my vote.
     
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  5. Janus58 Valued Senior Member

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    More color, eh?

    Okay, let's try this:

    The Sun's spectrum radiating out from the Sun is added.

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  7. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    hippies would love that flag

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  8. Janus58 Valued Senior Member

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    Create a bezier patch with your favorite 3D renderer.
    Assign the proper Sine equation to the control points.
    Apply an image map of your flag design onto the bezier patch.
    Vary the phase over a number of renderings.
    Assemble the separate renderings into a animated GIF.
     
  9. superluminal I am MalcomR Valued Senior Member

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    I'm getting wood.
     
  10. Cottontop3000 Death Beckoned Registered Senior Member

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    Me too. lmao. Nice, Janus. I guess that makes me a hippie.
     
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  12. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    Now do one with the flag standing still and the pole waving...
     
  13. draqon Banned Banned

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    How am I supposed to do that?
     
  14. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    How else? With the power of MAGIC!!!

    Heh.
    Nah. I was talking to Janus. Forgot to paste the quote in. Fixed it before you even posted...

    Of course. You could always follow this simple advice:
    You'd need to alter the recipe somewhat though. So the pole would wave rather than the flag.
     
  15. Janus58 Valued Senior Member

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    Okay, if you insist...

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  16. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    Sweeet.
    I'm trippin, dood.
     
  17. lixluke Refined Reinvention Valued Senior Member

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    How did you make the poll move on that gay pride flag?
     
  18. Zephyr Humans are ONE Registered Senior Member

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    Woah ... that is one cool flagpole. The flag is pretty neat, too.
     
  19. Facial Valued Senior Member

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    I like this one as well. It is diverse and complex in its design.
     
  20. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

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    But doing that would make future colonies on other planets think that they are equal to their mother-planet: Earth.

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    Besides, the thread specifies an Earth flag. Thus, this:

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    should be the flag. The Earthen Eagle (represent the human spirit and will to soar above our previous potential) clutching the globe (representing earth, and the will for humanity to make earth more glorious by expanding our planet's domains beyond the skies), on a white misty field (representing clouds, or the sky that the eagle is lifting us beyond).
    The letters are there because I forgot to edit them out before putting it on photobucket.
     
  21. spiritual_spy SN0W_F0X Founder Registered Senior Member

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    im thinking Black With a red cresent moon surrounded by stars..
     
  22. lixluke Refined Reinvention Valued Senior Member

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  23. Gadren Registered Member

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    Recently, I've been studying vexillography (or flag-designing), and I thought I should point you to NAVA (the North American Vexillogical Association).

    http://www.nava.org/

    I'd recommend that you take a look at their guides to designing a good flag: "Good Flag, Bad Flag" and "A Flag for New Milford".

    Basic rules:

    1. Keep It Simple
    The flag should be so simple that a child can draw it from memory…

    2. Use Meaningful Symbolism
    The flag’s images, colors, or patterns should relate to what it
    symbolizes…

    3. Use 2–3 Basic Colors
    Limit the number of colors on the flag to three, which contrast well and
    come from the standard color set…

    4. No Lettering or Seals
    Never use writing of any kind or an organization’s seal…

    5. Be Distinctive or Be Related
    Avoid duplicating other flags, but use similarities to show connections…



    Learning good flag design can make the difference between Denver's flag:

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    ^_^

    and Pocatello's:

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    O_O


    And I might as well show you the flag I've been designing recently...it's not for Earth as a whole, but rather a scientific community in my imagination:

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    The dark blue background represents the night sky and the many mysteries to be discovered. The white flask represents science in its experimental stages, and the surrounding gear represents both practical science and the sun (the spread of knowledge to the world). The proportions of the flag are that of the Golden Ratio.
     

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