Topps “Flags of the World” trading cards, 1950’s.
The scene for the Philippines is a bit grizzly.
Aosta Valley, since 1947
This Italian region has a kind of intimidating red and black flag. The colours come from the coat of arms of the town of Aosta.
King of Italy, 1880-1946
Nowadays blue is most commonly associated with the Italian soccer team, but it used to be the colour of the House of Savoy, which ruled Italy until the end of World War II. This was the second Italian royal standard, and they both had blue as the main colour. This one also included a variety of royal doodads and whatsits.
I did this myself so cute love em great for summer
Italy (civil ensign), since 1947
Though it may look like a coat of arms, the shield on Italy’s civil ensign is not actually the national emblem. Instead it’s a quartering of the arms of the four great maritime republics of Italian history: Venice, Genoa, Amalfi, and Pisa. The flag of the Italian Navy has the same shield topped by a naval crown.
some pictures of candy giants carved the colors of the world on the Croisette in Cannes
Hans Neuburg: Italienische Maler der Gegenwart
I’ve always hated my country and my city because I always thought that I was born in an unknown and useless place. Although I am still of the idea of move elsewhere I learned to respect and to love Italy because is my home.
Fuck everything: I’m proud to be Italian!
Moscow-based graphic designer, Kirill Zaystev experiments with visual forms of national flags, taking the colours and combining them with typography and copy depicting the verbal stereotypes of each country. Some of them are hilarious and…um so true.