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Which Flag Should I Use?

Flag A
8
42%
Flag B
5
26%
Flag C
6
32%
 
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New Solaurora
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Which flag should I use?

Postby New Solaurora » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:20 pm

Howdy,
recently I've decided to change my flag and have been trying out several over the past week but I cannot decide which one to use. So I am leaving it in the hands of the internet. (Maybe not the best decision but we'll see how it goes.)

Flag A
My original flag design.

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Flag B
Original design with thin white stripe.

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Flag C
Original design with thick white stripe.

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Flag D
Darkened version with thick white stripe. (currently in use)

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Last edited by New Solaurora on Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:39 am, edited 5 times in total.
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Postby Christ Triumphant » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:23 pm

D

But all are good, though A should be the lesser choice

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Postby New Solaurora » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:26 pm

Okay so my current flag is tied with my original flag then.

Most intriguing...
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Postby Free China » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:29 pm

A but the same colour as Group D
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Postby Grand Proudhonia » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:31 pm

I hate how abstract those lines are
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Postby New Solaurora » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:34 am

Grand Proudhonia wrote:I hate how abstract those lines are


They had a meaning at one point but I've forgotten since then what it was.
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Postby Neon District » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:36 am

A, obviously. Love the colors.
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Postby Almonaster Nuevo » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:12 am

Anything but A.
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Postby -Ocelot- » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:37 am

Anything but A! Flag A breaks the rule of tincture and looks weird as a result.

Go with D.
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Postby New Solaurora » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:22 am

-Ocelot- wrote:Anything but A! Flag A breaks the rule of tincture and looks weird as a result.

Go with D.


What are the rules of tincture?
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Postby Almonaster Nuevo » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:38 am

New Solaurora wrote:What are the rules of tincture?


Separate darker colours with light and vice-versa.
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Postby New Solaurora » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:41 am

I'm honestly surprised that C is doing so poorly.
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Postby Christ Triumphant » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:45 am

New Solaurora wrote:
-Ocelot- wrote:Anything but A! Flag A breaks the rule of tincture and looks weird as a result.

Go with D.


What are the rules of tincture?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_tincture

metal should not be placed upon metal, nor colour upon colour

They're rules for heraldry, but also used for flag design. Basically, colors are separated into "metals" -- gold and silver (yellow and white) -- and "colours" -- blue, red, purple, black, and green. A "metal" should not butt up against another metal, nor be placed over one. Same goes for "colours."

At first glance, this may seem rather arbitrary, and just another weird quirk from the past that can be ignored. But it is actually quite helpful to attempt to follow this heraldic rule, as it stems from color design. The Rule of Tincture, for instance, aids in contrast. So if blue and red are placed directly next to one another, as in your first design, they kind of mush together in an unflattering manner. However, with the white bar between them, the colors pop more and are more easily distinguished.

Also, I have read that Black can be used like a metal, along with white and yellow. I more or less agree.

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Postby Lyrical International Brigade » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:27 am

New Solaurora wrote:
Grand Proudhonia wrote:I hate how abstract those lines are


They had a meaning at one point but I've forgotten since then what it was.


"This nation is a US-based commercial airliner"?

I kid. :hug:
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Postby New Solaurora » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:51 am

Okay so just a quick question. (I probably should have included this in my original post) Do you guys like D more because it has darker colors because its practically the same as C?
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Postby Catsfern » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:54 am

I would personally do the A design with the darker colors of D
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Postby Christ Triumphant » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:57 am

New Solaurora wrote:Okay so just a quick question. (I probably should have included this in my original post) Do you guys like D more because it has darker colors because its practically the same as C?


Yeah, I chose D because of the darker colors. The designs of B-C-D are so similar, there's not a ton to distinguish them. Looking closer at B, I might like it more, if it also had darker colors
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Postby Neon District » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:20 am

Almonaster Nuevo wrote:Anything but A.

-Ocelot- wrote:Anything but A! Flag A breaks the rule of tincture and looks weird as a result.

Go with D.

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New Solaurora wrote:Okay so just a quick question. (I probably should have included this in my original post) Do you guys like D more because it has darker colors because its practically the same as C?


Yeah, I chose D because of the darker colors. The designs of B-C-D are so similar, there's not a ton to distinguish them. Looking closer at B, I might like it more, if it also had darker colors

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Postby New Solaurora » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:38 am

Okay so clearly you guys just like the darker colors so instead of making two more flags I'm just going to remove option D and see which base design is most popular.
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Postby Catsfern » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:08 pm

New Solaurora wrote:Okay so clearly you guys just like the darker colors so instead of making two more flags I'm just going to remove option D and see which base design is most popular.


with that id say option A the design just feels more well thought out without a break between the red and blue.
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Postby The Church of Satan » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:16 pm

Definitely A. The stripe that acts as a buffer ruins the whole thing.
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Postby -Ocelot- » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:44 am

Christ Triumphant wrote:
New Solaurora wrote:
What are the rules of tincture?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_tincture

metal should not be placed upon metal, nor colour upon colour

They're rules for heraldry, but also used for flag design. Basically, colors are separated into "metals" -- gold and silver (yellow and white) -- and "colours" -- blue, red, purple, black, and green. A "metal" should not butt up against another metal, nor be placed over one. Same goes for "colours."

At first glance, this may seem rather arbitrary, and just another weird quirk from the past that can be ignored. But it is actually quite helpful to attempt to follow this heraldic rule, as it stems from color design. The Rule of Tincture, for instance, aids in contrast. So if blue and red are placed directly next to one another, as in your first design, they kind of mush together in an unflattering manner. However, with the white bar between them, the colors pop more and are more easily distinguished.

Also, I have read that Black can be used like a metal, along with white and yellow. I more or less agree.


Where would grey fit in this rule? Common sense says it's a metal but in practice it looks like a color when applied to flags (just look at mine). Maybe light grey is a metal but dark grey a color?

Black is definitely a color, just look at Albania's flag.
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Postby Rohendia » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:56 am

D. The darker color scheme works better IMO.

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Postby Caleonia » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:18 am

I like A the best. The navy just seems too dull.
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Postby New Solaurora » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:16 pm

Caleonia wrote:I like A the best. The navy just seems too dull.
Rohendia wrote:D. The darker color scheme works better IMO.


This is no longer based off of colors scheme. I'm simply asking which of the three first designs is best.
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