Defining Terms

Xenophobia: Dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries

Endemic: Native or restricted to a certain place

Jingoism: Extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy

Nationalism: Patriotic feeling, principles, or effort

Patriotism: The quality of being patriotic; vigorous support for one’s country

Australia’s Coat of Arms

Image result for Australia's coat of armsContains the emblem of each of the states surrounded by a border that represents the Federation. Above the shield is the commonwealth star six of the points represent the original states and the seventh point represents the rest of the territories. The Emu and Kangaroo on both sides are native Australian fauna and are featured because they are both large enough to scale wise to hold a shield. In the background the National Flora (Wattle) is displayed as well as featuring a scroll with our countries name inscribed on it.

Vexillology

What are the five basic principles of good flag design?

Simple – Able to be drawn by a child from Memory

Two to Three Colours – From the standard palette

Use meaningful Symbols

No lettering or Sealing of any kind

Be Distinctive

Give three examples provided by Roman during the talk of ‘good’ flag design and three (3) examples of ‘bad’ flag design.

Good Flag Design:  Amsterdam, Chicago City Flag, Canada

Bad Flag Design: Milwaukee, San Fransisco, Ceda Rapids

Considering the five basic principles of good flag design, source and show the flag for the ACT and write a brief analysis of the flag on your blog arguing for or against it as a good or bad flag.

 

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This flag is an example of Bad Design, as the flag does not follow the rule of not including seals and having a complicated design, however if the seal was removed the flag would be fairly well designed as it follows the rest of the rules.

Considering the five basic principles of good flag design, source and show the flag for the Northern Territory (NT) and write a brief analysis of the flag on your blog arguing for or against it as a good or bad flag.

 

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This is an example of good flag design as it follows all the rules of good design, it is simple, limited to two colours, no words or sealings on it, is distinctive as well as being symbolic.

Source the correct Pantone (PMS) colours for the ACT flag, the NT flag and Australian National flag and note them down.

ACT: Yellow – PMS 116 Blue: 287

NT: Red Ochre – 159

Australia: Blue – PMS 280.
Red – PMS 185.

Complete three (x3) pencil rendered sketches in your diary for the design of an alternative ACT flag.

National Identity

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Australia

GOOD

Laid back – Iconic Architecture – Kangaroos – Healthcare – Sporty – Beach – Multiculturalism

BAD

Dangerous Animals – Racist – Alcoholic/Drunks – Stupid – Internet Speed – Dry Desert Land

AUSTRALIAN

Socially Outgoing – Outdoorsy – Hard yakka – Humour

UN-AUSTRALIAN

Lazy

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USA

GOOD

Freedom – Pop Culture – Diversity

BAD

Guns – Politics – Obesity

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Russia

GOOD

Cities/Landscape – Vodka/Party

BAD

Climate – War – Corruption/Discrimination

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Japan

GOOD

Hard Working – Rich culture/Food – Polite

BAD

Whaling – Social pressures/Suicide – War/Imperialistic History

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England

GOOD

Pop Culture – Tea – Monarchy

BAD

Weather – Old/Dirty

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New Zealand

GOOD

Rugby – Landscape

BAD

Sheep – Earthquakes

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China

GOOD

Economy – Rich Culture/History

BAD

Communism/Lack of Freedom – Pollution – Political Expansion/Intimidation

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South Africa

GOOD

Soccer

BAD

Poverty – Desert – Crime

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France

GOOD

Food – French Revolution – Artistic

BAD

Rude

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Italy

GOOD

History – Food –

BAD

Religon – Imperialistic History – Rude

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Brazil

GOOD

Rio Festival… – Soccer – Food

BAD

Poverty – Crime – Corruption