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.

 

Image result for northern territory flag

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.

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