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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:44 pm 
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Can we talk about the flags Zompist recently posted on Almeopedia? Some of them seem to me (how to put it softly?) incredibly ugly: the flags of Celenor and Curesi are particularly egregious examples. Svetla has a weird '90s color palette going on. I'm not too into the teal that abounds.

But I also find ugly design naturalistic. A "realistic" conworld after all shouldn't consist solely of good design. The flag of Irvesi, which recursively shows itself twice, feels like it was inspired by real-world examples. My only quibble is that a lot of the "bad" designs feel similar to flags invented in the 19th and 20th centuries, and considering that Verduria has the technology of a country circa 1800 at most, the ugly flags would seem anachronistic, at least if one couldn't allow for various out-of-step technologies in a fictional world (flag design being only one such "tech" that might be ahead or behind of our own world's).

Favorites: Verduria, perhaps because it's been displayed on the Virtual Verduria homepage since time immemorial. Aodo, for its rather unconventional quasi-calligraphic design. Xurno, which is neatly simple, and square and purple enough to seem somewhat foreign.


1. Am I right that some of these flags are intentionally uglier than others?
2. What are the things on Hroth's flag? (I like the flag's shape, too)
3. Are there meanings to any of the flags not already explicated on Almeopedia?


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