I just happened to stumble across the NH flag page, with its alternative flag proposals, when I was surprised to see my design attributed to "J'raxis"! I still have the original file for the green field, blue canton, w/ a white Old Man of the Mountain design. It came about from a discussion in a Free State Project forum more than a decade ago. While I'm flattered to see my design there, I don't know how someone else's name came to be associated with it. That's also not the final version of the proposal, which has the "LIVE FREE OR DIE" text added in white to the field.
Those images were uploaded at 27/08/2007. I only need a confirmation of your authorship (unfortunately, I couldn't find your image at Free State Project forum's huge volume of content) to move the images and correct the subtitles.
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Hi ARCraig. I'm sorry about the misattribution. I came across these images by doing a Google image search. The name "J'raxis" is the pseudonym of the person who posted the image to the discussion thread where I found the image. As Leonardo said, it is no problem to change the attribution in the subtext.
Well, Maybe an interesting idea could be to see what the field of state flags would look like if one or more of the proposals were adopted. Only problem is, I wouldn't know how to do that.
One indication that the flags are bad is when all the important details are lost when the flag is shrunk to a very little size, as in the main menu. It gives an idea of how much you'd be able to see from a distance.
The easiest way is tell them to look at Canadian table. They aren't top-notch, but, as we say in Brazil, "less worse".
Someday I did a GIF animation with current flags and the flags I'll publish in my blog. If synchronized, you can notice the difference between the two. As soon we realize the polls, I can made an updated version of them to compare the sets. Or, if you agree, I put a random flag of each page of this wiki and made the comparison. I think it'll be nice.
Yeah, or we can put contest winners on the lineup, and show the US States flag field before and after.
About contests: I was thinking - we should think of doing contests where people can vote for ones they think are best, second best, third best and so on, like a kind of run-off election. This might be a good way to make sure that designs people submit (like me, for example) don't see their designs lose because they're split between two or three very similar designs.
By the way, for the information on current state flags, I've currently just been copying and pasting from wikipedia and the FOTW website. I might at some point write my own text, but I haven't really regarded original text as particularly important for this site, since the site's real point is to try to get the current bed sheet flags replaced.
Hi there! I just saw this note. I've posted all the PA flag proposals I can find. I will eventually move on to the other states. It might take a while, since I have a day job and an economics degree to work on, but I'll keep plugging away. Of course, feel free to make any changes and add any uploads you want,
Excellent job on PA and NY pages! I think we can start thinking on these polls somewhen near April next year, or as soon as we propagate the campaigns to the biggest number of people possible. I think I'll get the south states...
I'll try to write an e-mail to Online Stores Inc. to obtain the fair use of this flag, that's copyrighted and, although not one of my favorites, very relevant.
I agree, it is relevant and it's a good idea to see if we can enter it into the pool of candidates even for an unofficial contest.
Personally, I strongly dislike the design on the grounds that it's still essentially a seal, which makes for a cluttered flag, to which they've added even more words. On the link you sent, you can see that they haven't even fixed the problems they cite with the current flag.
So many of the US state flags look like they were really intended to be advertisements or murals. It would be nice to get some good replacements.