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Flag Design Principles inspired by Game of Thrones

ELEMENTS

OF

FLAG DESIGN



REPRESENTED BY THE SEVEN KINGDOMS FROM

GAME OF THRONES



Good design for flags is a matter of combining the basic shapes, proportions and design elements into a pleasing, usually simple, striking pattern that contains the necessary symbolism. Each design element -- shape, colors, emblem -- can have any of a number of symbolic interpretations, many of which are purely of a personal type. Although there are "standard" symbolic meanings, many other "non-standard" symbolisms are possible.



THE 5 BASIC PRINCIPLES OF FLAG DESIGN



SYMBOLISM



The flag's images, colors, or patterns should relate to what it symbolizes.



RECOGNITION



Traditional or avant garde symbols should be recognizable.



SIMPLICITY



The flag should be so simple that a child can draw it from memory.



SYMMETRY



The design should be symmetrical to a degree.



BASIC COLORS



Limit the number of colors on the flag to three, which contrast well and come from the standard color set.



VEXILLOGRAPHY

IS THE STUDY OF FLAGS.



Utilizing these principles of "good vexillograpy" toward the Seven Kingdoms produced the following results.



THE SEVEN KINGDOMS



THE NORTH



RULED BY HOUSE STARK



SIMPLICITY

Silouette of a direworld on a black field.



SYMBOLISM

A direworlf is a close relative of the wolf, but larger and stronger. The grey direwolf is the banner of House Stark.



THE VALE



RULED BY HOUSE ARRYN



RECOGNITION

A white falcon Volant and crescent moon on a blue field.



SYMBOLISM

Legends claim that the Winged Knight, Ser Artys Arryn, drove the First Men from the Vale and flew to the top of the Giant's Lance on a huge falcon to slay the Griffin King.



IRON ISLANDS



RULED BY HOUSE GREYJOY



SYMMETRY

Fierce kraken on a black field.



SYMBOLISM

A Kraken is a sea monster in the form of a giant squid said to be able to pull down a whaling ship. A gold Kraken is the arms of House Greyjoy.



DORNE



RULED BY HOUSE MARTELL



SYMBOLISM

Dorne is ruled from the castle of Sunspear by House Martell.



BASIC COLORS

It is the southern-most part of the continent of Westeros, located thousands of miles from Winterfell and the North, and has a harsh desert climate.



THE REACH



RULED BY HOUSE GARDENER



SYMBOLISM

Two major roads cross the region, at King's Landing by the Rose-road and Lannisport by the Ocean Road.



BASIC COLORS

Considered the most fertile and heavily-populated part of Westeros.



STORM ISLANDS



RULED BY HOUSE BARATHEON



SYMMETRY

House Baratheon's sigil is a black stag on a gold background and their house motto is "Ours is the Fury."



BASIC COLORS

The Stormlands are ruled from the castle of Storm's End by House Baratheon. They are so-named for the savage and frequent storms that batter the coast.



THE ROCK



RULED BY HOUSE LANNISTER



RECOGNITION

The red and gold lion sigil of House Lannister.



SYMBOLISM

The Kingdom of the Rock became ruled by House Lannister their sigil is a golden lion on a field of crimson. Their official motto is "Hear me roar!"



DOTHRAKI TRIBES



RULED BY DOTHRAKIS



SYMMETRY

Two mirrored stallions amid a background of copper and tan.



SYMBOLISM

The Dothraki rely greatly on their horses, an intrinsic part of their nomadic society. Their deity is the Great Stallion.

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Flag Design Principles inspired by Game of Thrones

shared by InfographicMarketing on Jun 20, 2013 in Entertainment

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Flag design is and always has been an essential part to any nation or culture; a way of symbolizing their values and strength for all others to see. There is a special technique and order that goes in...
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