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
The flag's images, colors, or patterns should relate to what it symbolizes.
Traditional or avant garde symbols should be recognizable.
The flag should be so simple that a child can draw it from memory.
The design should be symmetrical to a degree.
Limit the number of colors on the flag to three, which contrast well and come from the standard color set.
IS THE STUDY OF FLAGS.
Utilizing these principles of "good vexillograpy" toward the Seven Kingdoms produced the following results.
THE SEVEN KINGDOMS
RULED BY HOUSE STARK
Silouette of a direworld on a black field.
A direworlf is a close relative of the wolf, but larger and stronger. The grey direwolf is the banner of House Stark.
RULED BY HOUSE ARRYN
A white falcon Volant and crescent moon on a blue field.
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.
RULED BY HOUSE GREYJOY
Fierce kraken on a black field.
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.
RULED BY HOUSE MARTELL
Dorne is ruled from the castle of Sunspear by House Martell.
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.
RULED BY HOUSE GARDENER
Two major roads cross the region, at King's Landing by the Rose-road and Lannisport by the Ocean Road.
Considered the most fertile and heavily-populated part of Westeros.
RULED BY HOUSE BARATHEON
House Baratheon's sigil is a black stag on a gold background and their house motto is "Ours is the Fury."
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.
RULED BY HOUSE LANNISTER
The red and gold lion sigil of House Lannister.
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!"
RULED BY DOTHRAKIS
Two mirrored stallions amid a background of copper and tan.
The Dothraki rely greatly on their horses, an intrinsic part of their nomadic society. Their deity is the Great Stallion.
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