There are many flags. There are flags for nations and flags for nation-states. There are flags for cities and counties and flags for provinces and principalities. There are flags for social justice and for groups that fight for social justice. There are flags on the moon.
Good flags unite more people than divide and do this through design. The Joint Commission on Vexillographic Principles (the North American Vexillological Association - NAVA - and The Flag Institute) know all about flags that unite. This is a basic guide to consider before you design your flag!
The Basic Principles are:
- Keep it Simple
- The flag should be simple enough that a child could draw it from memory.
There are many names for tall advertising banners in the market from Feather and Swooper to Super and Windless. However, they all share one thing in common, they are all price-effective, easy ways to advertise and market your business!
Super vs. Windless
First, they both share a lot of similarities:
- • Both flags are 11.5ft by 2.5ft tall, and sit on our 16ft poles, to prevent your flag from dragging on the ground. That's 2 feet above competing advertising banners!
- • Both have double-strength sewn edges from the sleeve down to the fly-end
- • Both flutter in the wind to attract eyes from customers
- • Both are made of tough 140kg weight polyknit material
- • Both are printed on a single side, but color and vibrancy are the same on the reverse.
- • Both are easy to assemble and tear do
Maritime flags had long been used to communicate from vessel to vessel at sea and were used for centuries before the first sighting of the infamous 'Jolly Roger' emblem in the early 1700s, or “Golden Age of Pirates”. Typically pirate vessel wouldn't fly “colors” (flags) at all times, they would wait until they were in attacking range of another ship and hoist their flag as an ominous warning of what was to come. Pirate captains took this form of communication to show off their own personal brand of piracy, with many of the symbols shown having a deeper meaning. Below we shed some insight on some of the historical pirate styles we carry.
Not too much is know about Emanuel Wynne, but he was considered the first pirate to fly a Jolly Roger flag. Though
In recent years the Thin Line style flags have risen to popularity, starting with the Thin Blue Line flag and eventually resulting in over 10 different colorways with multiple sects of public service workers being shown appreciation for their work. Colloquially, 'Thin Line' is meant to be a line of danger which public servants willingly cross for the greater good of society. With so many different colors available, one of the most frequent questions we're asked is: What do they stand for? So, We've put together this handy reference guide for navigating the symbolism behind Thin Line Flags.
The Thin Blue Line is representative of Police & Law Enforcement Officers, the color blue refers to the colors of their uniforms. 'Thin Blue Line' is a phrase which refers,