This is a copy of something I posted on the main Nebraska flag proposals page.
You can learn more about my project at www.kpowbooks.com/symbols
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It's been a while since I've visited this site, and I've forgotten the licensing rules. Are the flag proposals on this site in the public domain, Creative Commons, or do you just have to check out each image individually?
I'm working on a book about state symbols (Geobop's State Symbols) that will feature a lot of information about state flag proposals. I'm going to link to this page, but there are two designs in particular that appeal to me - Rotten Ali's "harvest flag" and Dean Thomas' flag based on a topographical map.
I'd tentatively like to include modified pictures of each design in my book. I want to include two versions of Rotten Ali's flag - the original and a second version with the blue replaced by green. I'd like to modify Dean Thomas' design by altering the dimensions, removing the star and changing the background to white with a horizontal green and yellow tri-colored stripe in the center.
Again, I'm going to link to this page and will acknowledge the fact that the designs in my book are modifications of designs by Rotten Ali and Dean Thomas.
I just want to make sure that 1) doing so is legal, and 2) I'm not going to step on anyone's toes. I don't want anyone to accuse me of plagiarism. I like the harvest flag pretty much the way it is. I like Dean Thomas' basic design, except for the star and background colors.
In the meantime, I've been experimenting with a design featuring the silhouette of a sandhill crane's head and neck, which also represents the Platte River. However, I don't think my design is quite right; I'm not sure if I'll even include it in my book.