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Offline Specialist290

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Re: various Visual Identities make a world convincing
« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2010, 10:19:44 am »
I figured I'd weigh in a little on this topic, since I'm interested in flags a bit myself.

First, on the matter of the currently implemented ones:  I honestly think some of them are a bit ugly and / or impractical.  Specifically, United America, the Middle Eastern Alliance, and Asia.  The Rev. Countries flag could also stand being changed to something a little more traditional.  The New Africa flag, on the other hand, is superb; I don't think it needs any changes.

Second, regarding some of UlteriorMotives's proposals:  I like a lot of these, especially the American Union, Russia, and Asian Republic ones.  The Rev. Countries one is on the right track, but like Winter said it's a bit cluttered, and the MidEast one doesn't really seem appropriate, either.

I'm kind of tossed up between the two Oceanian flags, though.

As far as the two remaining flags (MidEast and RevCountries), I've worked up a few proposals of my own.  Both of them are pretty much reworkings of existing designs that I tweaked a bit to fit more traditional patterns for their respective regions.  Let me know what y'all think of them :)
« Last Edit: March 21, 2010, 10:21:22 am by Specialist290 »

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Re: various Visual Identities make a world convincing
« Reply #46 on: March 21, 2010, 11:32:25 am »
I like them, though the middle east one strikes me as a modified version of Iraq's flag.

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Re: various Visual Identities make a world convincing
« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2010, 12:04:22 pm »
You're kind of right:  The flag is based on the Arab Liberation Flag, which was the inspiration for the current Iraqi, Syrian, Egyptian, Sudanese, and Yemeni flags, as well as the historical flags of these nations plus Libya and the short-lived United Arab Republic.  It also borrows the triangular hoist from the Arab Revolt Flag (scroll up a bit on that first link), which in turn inspired the flags of Palestine and Jordan.  (In general, the article I just linked to covers the subject pretty well.)

Actually, I'm starting to wonder if a design based more closely on the Arab Revolt Flag itself might be a bit more appropriate.  I've quickly flipped the colors around to match; see which one you like better.

P.S.:  Sorry for the infodump.  I tend to overthink these things sometimes :P
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Re: various Visual Identities make a world convincing
« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2010, 12:22:11 pm »
Yet another variation, based on the Iranian color arrangement.

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Re: various Visual Identities make a world convincing
« Reply #49 on: March 21, 2010, 05:02:45 pm »
For the Arab flag, I prefer the one with the red triangle. I'd be happy using it in the game.

For the Rev. Countries flag, I think your proposal lacks the aggressiveness of the one from eleazar, which is one of the reasons why I really like that one. It's a very uncompromising set of colours and captures the revolutionary spirit quite perfectly.

Overall, we need to review which of the various proposed flags we're going to use as final. I've got my favourites which I think are all pretty good, but I don't think it matches what's in the game yet. ;)

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Re: various Visual Identities make a world convincing
« Reply #50 on: March 21, 2010, 06:24:21 pm »
A suggestion for North America ...
I didnt notice UlteriorMotive's latest one before i made this. I think his one's better - mb too much white - but well, now ive done that i might as well post it. ;)



Yes, Quebec got independance from Canada, before everyone united :P ...
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Re: various Visual Identities make a world convincing
« Reply #51 on: April 25, 2010, 10:52:06 pm »
After reviewing some of the earlier conversations about the PHALANX logo, I decided to whip up a few "concept" mockups using a piece of clipart as a reference / base.  Since the images are rather large, I decided to upload them to my Photobucket account and then link to them here.  I'm not proposing that they be used in their current form per se, but they might be useful for someone else to work off of.

Elaborate
Simple

EDIT:  Graagh, I just realized that the globe on one of those is off-center... Meh, I'll fix it later.
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Re: various Visual Identities make a world convincing
« Reply #52 on: April 26, 2010, 07:26:31 am »
@BTAxis, @Winter: Which one of these should be used now? in every case, please add them to data_source with the svn:license and svn:copyright tags.

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Re: various Visual Identities make a world convincing
« Reply #53 on: April 26, 2010, 09:10:59 am »
You mean the logos? For now I say stick with the old logo until there's something better that has the same design (earth on the shield, etc).

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Re: various Visual Identities make a world convincing
« Reply #54 on: April 27, 2010, 07:14:02 am »
A burst of inspiration and a quick edit gave me this:

Simple, Large Globe

I've decided that I like this one much better than the other two.  For one, less clutter, and you could identify it more clearly from a distance.

Which reminds me--I really should get to work on an aircraft roundel mockup.  That ought to be pretty easy...