Thursday, January 12, 2012

Breakfast of Champions Flags by Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut was a luminary novelist in the 1960s from Indiana. He was witness to the controversial bombing in Dresden Germany during WWII. Vonnegut was a POW kept in slaughter house 5. In Breakfast of Champions he adds his own illustrations which include a variety of flags.

The Kilgore Trout Flag is similar to the British Ensign.  But instead of one dominant central square cross, as asterisk with a fimbration is the central icon, making eight triangles upon a square canton.  On the field is a rectangle with a strange inkblot. 

The Goodbye Blue Monday flag is simply a swallowtail streamer with its the wording written upon it.

Not the background colours of red and blue have been added by myself, but the original drawing is of Kurt Vonnegut's hand.

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