Proposals for Taiwanese flag


#1

yeah, yeah, hard part of independence is over, what hasn’t been said before, I like designing flags, bite me.

A collection of all the crazy flags can also be found here:
hansioux.deviantart.com/gallery/

Exploring the theme of Taiwan Wild Lily/Soaring wings, previous designs back in the Expats run around Taiwan thread:

The white marking is a silhouette of Lillium formosanum (wild Lily), which has long symbolized the struggle to gain freedom in Taiwan. It is aso stylized to looke a soaring bird, for independence, solidarity, spirit of exploration. The blue and yellow theme is the theme of most pacific islands.

With mata symbol of the Tao people at the lily/bird’s side, also acting like the sun

I didn’t think they were great, but I like the theme of it, not much of a graphics designer, so all I can do from this point to play around with other world flag elements. But I was told by some Taiwanese friends that it just doesn’t feel like a national flag to them without the red/blue patch format.

So just to experiment:


#2

Why only the Tao? How about a flag that combines symbols of all the aboriginals (Of course, that’s a political problem because who is/isn’t a tribe is tricky).

I’m a fan of the Plumb Blossom. I think it would like nice on a flag. I would also like to see a green-blue flag that both factions could stand behind (yeah right).

In all seriousness, I support reverting to the Republic of Formosa flag. A little over-the-top, maybe, but very very cool.


#3

[quote=“Hokwongwei”]Why only the Tao? How about a flag that combines symbols of all the aboriginals (Of course, that’s a political problem because who is/isn’t a tribe is tricky).

I’m a fan of the Plumb Blossom. I think it would like nice on a flag. I would also like to see a green-blue flag that both factions could stand behind (yeah right).

In all seriousness, I support reverting to the Republic of Formosa flag. A little over-the-top, maybe, but very very cool.

[/quote]

combining all elements is impossible. when you go to a aboriginal village, there will be many rhombus decorations, sometimes all in black, sometimes in black and red pairs, sometimes in white with black or other backgrounds. That near universal symbol is also mata, ancestor’s eyes. It carries the same meaning as the tao mata. I choose the tao mata because it is more artistic, and also I tried to make rhombus the focus of the flag, but I have trouble making it look good. I am sure others can. I just don’t know how to arrange it. The ones I did I know will be made fun of by regular Taiwanese, they would call it 狗皮藥膏 or something offensive to the aboriginals.

The Tiger flag is meant to show submissiveness to Qing, doesn’t actually represent anything of Taiwan. It is a cool looking flag, but it seems irrelevant with modern Taiwan. I like the color combinations though, maybe I can come up with something in that color scheme.


#4

That’s why I like it. It shows Taiwan’s complex history and also represents the Taiwanese people’s right to self-determination. :thumbsup:


#5

That’s why I like it. It shows Taiwan’s complex history and also represents the Taiwanese people’s right to self-determination. :thumbsup:[/quote]

the underlying meaning to that flag wasn’t self-determination, it was we’ll try to weasel out of an international treaty by pretending self-determination and ask for foreign support, while using all Qing armies to drag on as long as possible.

It’s a cool part of the history, and it is a cool looking flag. It’s sad that even the flag displayed in National Taiwan Museum is only a replica… But using it would be like continue using the Grand Union Flag as the US flag. It’s not ugly and it’s the first flag of the US, and the primary flag used during the revolution, but… just out of date and relevance.


#6

ready for a flood of flag?..

Hokwongwei’s suggestion prompted me to try the main island mata again

Looks a bit flat… so I went a little french

Then might as well, five lilies

I’ll skip the red field design, wasn’t a fan to begin with…

also, Tao Mata only

requested by someone, they wanted to see what happens if the lily bird is smaller


#7

I like the five lillies. But it doesn’t immediately make me think of TW. Maybe just use the DPP flag? Hahaha

After all, Taiwan’s been using the KMT emblem for 100 years…


#8

white: holyness, open information, God, love for your God, right to believe in Being superior than kings
green: restoration, sustainable ecology, life, love for your neighbors, right to be treated equally as a human being
dark brown: sacrifice, free market, earth, love for your environment, right to have fair access to clean air, water and soil


#9

I like the meaning behind green and brown. But considering relatively few people in Taiwan follow a monotheistic religion, I’m not really a fan of what the white means.


#10

[quote=“Hokwongwei”]I like the five lillies. But it doesn’t immediately make me think of TW. Maybe just use the DPP flag? Hahaha

After all, Taiwan’s been using the KMT emblem for 100 years…[/quote]

I don’t like maps in flags (sorry Cyprus, Kosovo…), they are not bad looking, I just like some abstract symbolism in flags.

when I see the KMT wheel flag, I don’t think of Taiwan either, I just think of KMT…


#11

All of those flags are just damn silly, in my opinion.
Mind you, I suppose anything is better than the current KMT knock off.

Keep in mind this classic thread:
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … hilit=flag
:bow:


#12

[quote=“TheGingerMan”]
Keep in mind this classic thread:
forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … hilit=flag
:bow:[/quote]

but that Chiang-Mao shipper flag is awesome! if only there were a pink heart surrounding their beautiful bald heads…


#13

This flag is inspired by the Argentinian Provincia de Formosa flag. Interestingly Formosa province and Formosa Taiwan are at antipodes.


#14

You’re all a bunch of flaggers! :slight_smile:


#15

I would prefer Ma+Mao. Or better yet, Ma and Hu Jintao in a bear hug.


#16

A Yi-Ma doggy would be more accurate.


#17

some have liked the triangle design… here’s the same design without the mata to the right and centered:

since some said that triangle shape doesn’t look stately… here’s a rectangle version

starting to look like the first TW flag I came up with… 10 years ago…


#18

Banana Republic? :bravo:


#19

what about betel nuts?


#20

That would be more culturally appropriate, I say go for it.