Flag Designing 101

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Designing your own custom flag can be daunting. There is a temptation and desire to live up to the near impossible met standards of iconic flags like Japan or the USA. These flags are both simple, but not lacking in meaning, depth, or significance. The balance of simplistic, efficient design and memorable meaning is hard to find. Hopefully, by the end of this short article, you’ll be started off in the right direction.

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Today, let’s talk about some basic pointers for easy and efficient flag design.

Keep it Simple

As with most every design task, you will almost always benefit from keeping your design simple and efficient. A busy design in the age of instant gratification will be looked over. Today, we seek information and meaning in easy to digest packages, and a busy design just won’t cut it. Keep it simple. It’s easier to design and easier to understand. We all win.


The follow-up and logical result of simplistic design is that each design element and symbol will be especially intentional. In a simple design, every element must have significance. Make this a priority when you build your flag. Trim all the fat and make each piece count.

Color Pairings

Aesthetics are important. Make sure your color pairings are sensical. There’s a reason that the majority of world flags include red, yellow, white, or blue. Those colors work together in various combinations. There obviously isn’t a stated rule to follow here, just don’t pair anything like yellow and tan together and you’ll be fine.

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