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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Desperately ignore the /r/vexillology nerds. They're wrong. Borne out of bad modern spartan design coupled with silly old traditions.
    I haven't been reading anybody's rules. As with porn, I know what I like.

    I agree entirely the flag should be intimate to what it is representing. Minnesotans should define what makes Minnesota home to them. As an outsider, I think of:
    • cold
    • isolation
    • socialism
    • white people

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  • dxmnkd316
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    ?

    ???????

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    Were any of the MN entries non-ironically any good? I saw the Uff da one.

    This is obviously what should be flown:

    I think there were several very good designs. Even some that give the vex nerds stiffies. I'll find a couple.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    Today I learned. Thank you!
    Desperately ignore the /r/vexillology nerds. They're wrong. Borne out of bad modern spartan design coupled with silly old traditions.

    they lost me entirely with "A child should be able to draw the flag from memory"

    like... why? When is the last time you've had to draw a flag of anything? We have modern printing and textile manufacturing. We don't need simple as a maximum. We need something that the populace it represents uniquely identifies with.

    A nondescript star is not identifiable as Minnesota. Lakes, prairies, woods, loons, walleyes, hotdish, and yes, the North Star. What makes the North Star identifiable is its presence over the landscape. Otherwise it's just colorblind Texas.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

    Arguments can be made either way on Utah's background.

    But the Minnesota flags could be flown over any state capitol. Great flags would look out of place anywhere but where they're flown.

    worth noting that one of the finalists for MN state flag is basically identical to the city flag of Duluth.
    Were any of the MN entries non-ironically any good? I saw the Uff da one.

    This is obviously what should be flown:

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    I have to look at Maryland all the time. It is hideous. It should be the seal, not the flag.

    New UT was close to genius but the background sucks.
    Arguments can be made either way on Utah's background.

    But the Minnesota flags could be flown over any state capitol. Great flags would look out of place anywhere but where they're flown.

    worth noting that one of the finalists for MN state flag is basically identical to the city flag of Duluth.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

    California, Maryland, South Carolina, the new Utah, new MS, Alaska, New Mexico are all ****ing great flags. Desperately personal to the state, clean, not corporate garbage.
    I have to look at Maryland all the time. It is hideous. It should be the seal, not the flag.

    New UT was close to very nice, but the background sucks.

    Anyway, they blew it; they could have had the most beautiful flag of all. This was a finalist:

    Last edited by Kepler; 11-21-2023, 09:50 PM.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    vexillology
    Today I learned. Thank you!

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  • Kepler
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    Gets the point across even better:

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    The one on the bottom is too busy.

    The red eye loon head is creepy AF -- I like it. Is it wearing jewelry?
    That's the banding. They all wear pearl necklaces.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    The one on the bottom is too busy.

    The red eye loon head is creepy AF -- I like it. Is it wearing jewelry?
    too busy for what? Betsy Ross to sew it? These stupid antiquated vexillology rules are so lame.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    Simple can be beautiful (NM) or cool (whatever Alaska's abbrev. is). The new not racist MS flag is nice.

    Pretty much every other state flag than those, CA, and IN sucks. Except SC is funny because people keep thinking it's Muzzie.
    California, Maryland, South Carolina, the new Utah, new MS, Alaska, New Mexico are all ****ing great flags. Desperately personal to the state, clean, not corporate garbage.

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  • Kepler
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    The one on the bottom is too busy.

    The red eye loon head is creepy AF -- I like it. Is it wearing jewelry?

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  • dxmnkd316
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    The more I think about it, the more I like the loon head one



    or this one

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