[quote=“Screaming Jesus”]Thank you again! This is it, pretty much. One more technical change. Can you rotate the four small stars, so that each one has one of its “points” pointing toward the large star? (Right now they are all aligned with one another.)
Thank you, Tommy 525, for your frank appraisal. I am honestly interested to see how other people would see it, especially design-wise (as opposed to politics-wise).
You know what this flag would be good for? Anti-KMT political protests. The real future Taiwan SAR flag (should we be so fortunate) will probably be more subtle than this, and who knows, China might not be using Communist symbols then.
By coincidence I have designed (half in jest) an “independence” flag for Taiwan that features a snarling Hello Kitty (she normally has no mouth) raising her paw, with claws out. Somewhat in the spirit of “Don’t tread on me!”
I have this feeling that there’s already a flag that looks like this, but with three stars. [Edit: Tennessee.]
I have mixed feelings about the regular ROC flag. On one hand it looks like the flag of Burma, touches color against color for no good reason, and there’s nothing especially Taiwanese about its design elements. On the other hand it’s grown on me, and I guess on a lot of people. Maybe they could have a “Taiwan” flag fly alongside it,. (Not this one of course–I like the Yellow Tiger flag but the powers-that-be apparently don’t.)
Here’s another flag challenge, which is appropriate either for Taiwan Independence leaning posters or staunch reunificationists. (If you like the status quo, I guess there’s no hope of a flag contest!) Design a flag for Taiwan, which incorporates aboriginal or other native designs of some sort.
PS. Here’s an idea which avoids the “starry explosion” problem. Unfortunately I don’t think Poagao can draw it (based on his comments last time around), but maybe you can visualize what I mean. Take out all the stars, and put back in the “stamens and pistils”–but color them red, and “trim” them into a star shape.
Another option would be to take out the five stars, add back the stamens/pistils in red, and then superimpose upon them a large PINK star which is smaller than the flower, but larger than the stamens/pistils. Or else render the stamens and pistils in WHITE within one large red star which is centered within the plum blossom.[/quote]
there IS nothing Taiwanese about the R.O.C flag. The R.O.C flag represents Ching tien (blue sky) pai ruh (white sun/day) , man tee hong (all ground red). The white sun is a symbol of the KMT. And many Taiwanese used to joke about man tee hong (all ground red) . yes , Red is supposed to signify prosperity. So it means , white sun in a clear sky over a land of prosperity.
but some taiwanese have derided it as the KMT turning the ground red with blood. But unfair i think. Even the CCP respects the flag of the R.O.C. even if not officially.
YOU notice the CCP demanding taiwan NOT change the flag and name of the R.O.C.
so even the CCP would not want the demise of the R.O.C. and its flag.