You see flags everywhere, flying from porches, over buildings, on boats and even on team jerseys. Do you ever stop and wonder what goes into a good flag design? Or what constitutes a really bad design? Here's a fun TED talk that covers all this off for you. If you don't have time to listen to it all, here are the top 5 flag design principles:
- Keep it Simple
- Use Meaningful Symbolism
- Use Two to Three Basic Colours
- No Lettering or Seals
- Be Distinctive or Be Related
But watch the video (especially the part about the bad designs).
Bonus sections: Design your own flag here >>