1. Saint Albert, since 1980

    The Alberta town has a very preppy looking flag. It looks like it should be a polo shirt or something. The blue area represents the original Francophone and Métis settlers of the town, while the red represents the Anglophones that came later.

  2. mycameramyrules:

    Photography By: Nicoline Aagesen
    Model: Samantha Vaughn

  3. Saint Kitts and Nevis Coast Guard, since 1967?

    St. Kitts has a designated “naval ensign”, but no navy per se. The coast guard flies it instead, and even then only on the two largest of its five vessels. So I guess that means there are only two of these flags flying in the world?

    The design is on the model of the British white ensign: White field, red cross, and the national flag in the top left quadrant. This stretches the national flag out to a kind of ridiculous 4:9 ratio, which kind of messes up the star placement.

  4. fastcompany:

    247 Years Of American Flags, Visualized

    During more than 200 years of American history, the United States flag has undergone near-constant transformation. The prolific infographic designers at Pop Chart Lab condensed 247 years of the American flag’s design evolution into one poster—from the Sons of Liberty’s rebellious stripes in 1767 to the pattern we know today.

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  5. Uruguay, ceremonial flag

    When the Thirty-Three Orientals launched their revolution against Brazil, they adopted a plain blue-white-red tricolour as their flag. Sounds a little generic in this day and age, but back in 1825 the colour scheme was somewhat less common. The tricolour — with the addition of their motto — was later designated as one of Uruguay’s three national flags. 

  6. maro-polo:

    maybe one of my absolute favorite cards from Heidrun in Aachen Germany

  7. Liberia, 1827-1847

    August 24 is Liberia’s Flag Day. As a colony, Liberia distinguished itself from the United States by adding a cross to its flag instead of a field of stars. After independence, the cross was replaced with a star and the number of stripes reduced to eleven. Some reports have a Latin cross (the tall kind) instead of a Greek cross.

  9. Ukraine, 1990s proposal

    August 23 is Ukrainian Flag Day. As you’re doubt aware by now, not everyone in Ukraine is enamoured with the current flag. There were a couple of proposals to change it the early 1990s that never really went anywhere. This one added a third purple stripe to represent the Zaporozhian Cossacks.

  10. youngdirtyblondee:

    More than a flyover state

  11. Vilches, since 2009

    "Vilches, The City of Quilters."

  12. toddpacey:

    Young man with Palestine flag, Free Palestine Protest, London.

  13. King of Morocco

    Today is the birthday of King Mohammed VI. His royal standard is a square green flag with the Moroccan coat of arms in the centre. The original drawing of the arms had the Atlas Mountains in between the red field and the rising sun, but nowadays they’ve been replaced with an abstract diamond pattern. 

    While looking up the blazon for this coat of arms, I learned that the technical term for that curvy horizon bar is a “fess embowed”. Those heralds had a weird sounding name for everything.

  15. Mosquito Coast, 1834-1860

    20 August is World Mosquito Day. This has to do with malaria prevention and is completely unrelated to the Mosquito Coast, which was a British protectorate in Nicaragua. There are a bunch of different drawings of this flag with anywhere between six and twelve stripes, and the Union Jack is sometimes shown as a square. After 1860, the Nicaraguan flag replaced the Union Jack.