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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Flag for the Southwestern Quarter of the Earth



The design for the Southwestern Quarter of the Earth flag is a tribute to Whitney Smith.  The Southwestern Quarter is where the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres overlap. The dart or chevron points to the fly, like the flag of Guyana, which was Smith's original idea for the flag of Guyana.

However the colour scheme stems from ancient Chinese Cosmology.  Red is associated with the South and white is associated with the West.  Of consequence to Southerns in the USA is the mythical animal associated with the South - the Phoenix.  In case you forgot the Phoenix like rises up from the ashes, as the would be forlorn chant that "the South will rise again." Yellow is also included, since it acts as the reference point from a center.

More recently these colours have been popularized in Japanese pop culture, with the red phoenix of the South and white tiger of the West. Furthermore, nearly the entire world under the age of 30 has some notion of these concepts due to the rise of Anime and Pokemon.

This flag can be flown over any area of the Earth in the Southwestern Quarter: most of South America, French Polynesia, and the Easter Islands. 

Flag for the Southeastern Quarter of the Earth



The design for the Southeastern Quarter of the Earth is based upon a pattern in tribute to Whitney Smith.  The Southeastern Quarter is where the Southern and Eastern Hemispheres overlap. The dart or chevron to the fly design, as proposed for the flag of Guyana, was Smith's conception for a flag now accepted across the world.

However the colour scheme stems from ancient Chinese Cosmology.  Because, red is associated with the South and blue is associated with the East.  Yellow is also included, since it acts as the reference point from the center.

More recently these colours have been popularized in Japanese pop culture, with the red phoenix of the South and blue dragon of the East. Furthermore, nearly the entire world under the age of 30 has some notion of these concepts due to the rise of Anime and Pokemon.

This flag can be flown over any area of the Earth in the Southeastern Quarter: which includes South Africa, Mozambique, the southern half of Indonesia, Australia, and New Zealand. 

Flag for the Northeastern Quarter of the Earth



The design for the Northeastern Quarter of the Earth is based upon designs in tribute to Whitney Smith.  The Northwestern Quarter is the quarter is where the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres overlap. The dart or chevron to the fly design, as proposed for the flag of Guyana, was Smith's concept for a national flag.

However the colour scheme stems from ancient Chinese Cosmology.  Reason being, black is associated with the North and blue is associated with the East.  Yellow is also included, since it acts as the reference point from the center.

More recently these colours have been popularized in Japanese pop culture, with the black turtle of the North and blue dragon tiger of the South. Furthermore, nearly the entire world under the age of 30 has some notion of these concepts due to the rise of Anime and Pokemon.

This flag can be flown over any area of the Earth in the Northeastern Quarter, which includes much of Europe, all of Russia, Germany, India, Arabia, China, and Korea.

Flag for the Northwestern Quarter of the Earth


The design for the Northwestern Quarter of the Earth is based upon a style in tribute to Whitney Smith, the founder of vexillology.  The Northwestern Quarter is where the Northern and Western Hemispheres overlap. The dart or chevron design, as proposed for the flag of Guyana, was Smith's original concept.

However the colour scheme stems from ancient Chinese Cosmology.  Accordingly, black is associated with the North and white is associated with West.  Yellow is also included, since it acts as the reference point from the center.

More recently these colours have been popularized in Japanese-American pop culture, with the black turtle of the North and white tiger of the West. Nearly the entire world under the age of 30 has some notion of these concepts due to the rise of anime and Pokemon.

This flag can be flown over any area of the Earth in the Northwestern Quarter- which includes the USA, Canada, Mexico, all of the Caribbean, and the part of South America north of the Equator.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Disputed International Spaces Flag



The flag for disputed international spaces is loosely based upon the Olympic Flag.  However, the continents are represented by coloured squares.  Additionally there are a total of seven squares for all seven continents.  This flag is a neutral flag that has all the major colours of the rainbow.  The colours indicate a call for a peaceful and fair resolve in the spirit of the international games. The white field represents that peaceful resolve is possible.  Finally an orange frame brings clarity to the edges.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Colorado-Kerguelen Antipode Flag


Antipodal areas are a rare thing in the USA.  Just a few states are a part of this club, which includes Colorado.  A small region of Colorado is antipodal to a remote region in France: Kerguelen.  But this not a normal part of France.  Kerguelen is off in the South India Ocean. 

But this flag is for that special slice of the of the Earth where one is standing on the opposite end of the world.  And go figure that Colorado would have such a space.  The flag combines the Big Dipper with the Southern Cross, since these star systems are easily visible from each respective area. 

The old idea that China is under America is dead wrong, rather it is true that if you dig straight down from certain parts in Colorado you'll end up in France.  Or rather there is part of France underneath the USA.  This flag commemorates this special geographic zone that connects Colorado to a few remote isles in the South India Ocean. 





Friday, September 8, 2017

Prime Positioning


Last month the flag of the Prime Meridian flew across Greenwich.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

International Dateline Flag





The International Date line flag takes the elements of the Prime Meridian and 180th Meridian Flag, combining them into something new.  In the middle is a black and yellow checker pattern guarded by a blue, orange, and two white stripes.  The field near the hoist is orange, while the fly field is blue.