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Ace Protorney
08-04-2004, 03:54 PM
Official size will be kept to 150 width x 100 height, like the examples in this thread. I want to set some guidelines about flags. I want them simple and neat. Nothing too complicated. Have you noticed every real country flags? Not too many colors, simplified symbols, any are bright and colorful. Some are not, but that's cool. Anyway, follow those guidelines when making your country flag. You may include symbols and the most colors I can allow for your flag is 10. Also, please avoid using airbrush, and be original

Now for those examples...

Bad Examples of flag designs.
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9341&stc=1">
<small><b>Reason: The symbol is too complicated, and unoriginal.</b></small>

<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9342&stc=1">
<small><b>Reason: Even though it's looks simple, a symbols needs to have minimal number of colors. </b></small>

Good Examples...
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9343&stc=1">
<small><b>Reason: It's simple, and kept to a minimal number of colors for the design.</b></small>

<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9344&stc=1">
<small><b>Reason: Also simple and neat flag design.</b></small>

You do not have to use these examples on designing your flags, but please keep in mind that 150 width x 100 height is the official size for flags. You may have a smaller size fllag. Anything larger than 150 px in width, or 100 px in height are not allowed.

08-04-2004, 04:01 PM
Are triangle flags allowed, if they're within the 150x100 dimension bounding box? :p What about other weird shapes, like circles? :D

Ace Protorney
08-04-2004, 04:09 PM
Triangles, and Squares are the only other shapes allowed.

100 height x 150 width is the official standard for flags, but flags can be any width and can be under 100 pxl in height.

Erdrick Holmes
08-04-2004, 04:18 PM
Hows this for Joelonia's flag?

Ace Protorney
08-04-2004, 04:28 PM
Please use your instinction whether your flag is acceptable to the standards. If it needs work, I'll just remove the flag and tell you to work a little more on it. :P

08-04-2004, 04:34 PM
I'm curious, but why this kind of flag-standardisation? In the real world, flags are of myriad shape and size.

Don't take me wrong, I agree with your other points (those are basically the guidelines for all heraldry - it should be simple, and easily recognisable), but the regulation of size is just weird. Why should a nation have a flag in the first place? You could have banners, like the Romans. Or you could have a Japanese-style high-flag.


On a side-note, <a href="http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/index.html">probably the best vexicological site in the world</a>.

Ace Protorney
08-04-2004, 06:32 PM
ok, I'll lift the width limit. The height should stay 100 px max, just in case anyone want to stick their flag in their signature.

08-04-2004, 06:38 PM
Ah, you meant signatures! Now I see. Of course, flags in signatures should be kept within the allowed sig-parameters. :cool:

I might post larger flags, but I will keep sure that there is always a smaller one to be used.

08-04-2004, 07:39 PM
Sorry for the double-post, but is this one ok?

<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9353&stc=1">

myflag.png, 3.6 k, 250x100


And for extra-credit, it comes with a insertable pole!

<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9353&stc=1">
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9354&stc=1">

08-04-2004, 08:35 PM
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9355&stc=1">

It might not be perfect, but I like it. So there. :greenie:

08-04-2004, 09:04 PM

Flag design by Nait. :D

08-04-2004, 09:30 PM
Oh, and one more thing:

One of the most important rules in heraldry - regardless if it western japanese - are <i>the Rules of Tincture</i>. In West it means colours can only be put on others if they are different sorts, colour and metal. Metals are silver (white) and gold (yellow), and the colours are red (sanguine), black, blue, green... some other colours I don't remember, and occasionally purple and brown. You shouldn't really put metals on metals or colours on colours but pfft that. I don't know the rules of tincture in japanese heraldry, but I bet there are some.

This is because colours should be as discernible as possible. This also why Joel's flag:
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9345">
is not so good. You can't recognise it easy, because the colours are too dark. Maybe you can make the red more clear.

08-04-2004, 10:27 PM
Nait flag looked a little long, but I guess if its ok, then mine should be fine. shorter than his ^_~

08-04-2004, 10:39 PM
Wow, that's a nice flag. :D

08-05-2004, 01:03 AM
^_^ Thanks nait. that actually means alot.
Seeing as how I worship your shading & coloring job on the map.

08-07-2004, 02:41 AM
can somebody host my flag?

08-07-2004, 09:50 AM
You can direct-link to that upload you made. Only people who are logged in to Eyeson can see it, though.

Az Lionheart
08-07-2004, 11:54 AM
if i created my flag on a paint package how can i get it on to EoFF? :confused:

08-07-2004, 10:02 PM
I'm gonna remake my flag, probably take a few days now I'm back :D

08-07-2004, 10:11 PM
if i created my flag on a paint package how can i get it on to EoFF? :confused:

Paint? Anyhow. Save that flag - choose a filetype out of JPG, GIF or PNG if possible, BMPs are very large. Then, come to Eyeson, choose Add Reply, and scroll down until you see the Manage attachments button.

<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9459&stc=1">

When you find the button, click, and it should open a new window:

<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9460&stc=1">

As you see, you can upload your picture into one of these five slots by pressing the browse button and chosing your picture. After you have done that, press the Upload button, and wait until it shows it has uploaded it.

After you have uploaded it, you could do like I have done in this post, and copy the URL of the picture and put it straight into your post, as an image. :cool:


08-08-2004, 02:18 PM
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9470&stc=1">

08-09-2004, 06:43 AM
Ooo! Bal! very nice flag!

08-09-2004, 11:13 AM
Would anyone mind making me a flag? everyone's flags look great by the way.

08-09-2004, 01:18 PM
Hows this?

08-09-2004, 01:25 PM
thankies people :D

Ace Protorney
08-09-2004, 03:31 PM
Hows this?

No. :p

08-09-2004, 03:36 PM
No. :p

Does that mean I have to make one for them now? :cry:

Ace Protorney
08-09-2004, 03:38 PM
Does that mean I have to make one for them now? :cry:
No. :p

08-09-2004, 03:43 PM
No. :p

I see.....

*Gets the bug spray out*

Ace Protorney
08-09-2004, 03:45 PM
Ok, here's a new flag for Sephxania.

08-09-2004, 03:47 PM
But if it's SEPHxania, shouldn't it just be ONE wing? <_< >_>

Ace Protorney
08-09-2004, 03:49 PM
Her angel drawing has two wings on her original flag. >_>

08-09-2004, 03:55 PM
On a side-note, here's MY suggestion for the flag of Sephxania.

<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9510&stc=1">

08-10-2004, 11:14 AM
I'm looking at both flags and I like them both...i'll make a decision...eventually :p

Ace Protorney
08-10-2004, 08:32 PM
Current flags of Eizon.

<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9470&stc=1">
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9357">
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9788">
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9543">
<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/ShlupQuack/flag.jpg">
<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/Jebusabsolute/jebusia1.jpg">
<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v410/Carnage1115/Karlinflag.bmp">
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9571">
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9630">
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9572">
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9789">
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9790">
<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v192/Rye89/flag.jpg">
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9787">
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9791">
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9355&stc=1">
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9358">
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9390">
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9626">
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9444">
<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9385">

Nations needing a flag:


08-13-2004, 08:22 PM
I've been on holiday, but I've got a flag. Is it okay as it is?

Ace Protorney
08-25-2004, 05:18 AM
Ok, I got all the other nations a flag. If you don't like it, tough. This is what you get for being too lazy. :p

08-25-2004, 11:43 AM
Yay for New Canada. That's one heck of a flag.