Re: Conlang Flag Design
|From:||Arnt Richard Johansen <arj@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 31, 2004, 14:16|
On Mon, 30 Aug 2004, Adrian Morgan (aka Flesh-eating Dragon) wrote:
I think it looks somewhat too busy.
I also dislike the golden faces. People in flags are generally not a good
idea. When I look at your faces, I get the impression of some sightless
idols from an ancient, long-forgotten temple that are spewing out some
kind of indeterminate tape. I don't get any immediate impression of
The choice of colours is too reminiscent of the anarchist flag. (Some
people might regard this similarity as advantageous.)
Criticism aside, what WOULD be good design elements in a flag? As I see
it, we don't have a lot of pre-existing symbolic material to choose from.
Green, from Esperanto, and the green ribbon of conlang. Some people might
object to it, because of Esperanto's auxlang taint.
A glyph from a constructed script might be appropriate. But which one?
Well-known scripts such as tengwar or pIqaD might just create associations
towards Tolkien and Klingon, respectively.
How about a pen or other writing implement? Or a mouth, or an ear? Could
these be combined in a clever way?
The Bliss symbol for "language" is pretty simple, and yet iconic.
Another suggestion might be to use a symbol for creation, or newness. A
sunrise, or rays of light could be used for this; see the flag of the
Arnt Richard Johansen http://arj.nvg.org/
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> Right, it's time to take this seriously.
> I've drawn a (very) rough sketch of a flag, based on the following
> ideas and considerations:
> [Here's the sketch:
> Anyway, this is a very rough sketch of an idea, which is provided so
> that it can be discussed, developed and improved through collective
> input. What do you think?