I got a chance to watch a TED talk by Roman Mars on Flag design this week. I got intrigued by the techniques and the concepts behind the flag design.
I started looking into a few of the State/City flags and I should say a few of them were really good. Most of the State Flags were designed a hundred years ago. I am sure there would have been a lot of consideration, reasons, and history involved in the State/City Flag design process. It is even interesting to know that some of these designs are selected based on the entries from different designers.
I have to agree with all the Flag design principles discussed in this TED talk. - Keep it simple - Should be easy to hand draw and should be visible from a long distance. - Use meaningful symbolism. - Use two to three basic colors. - No lettering or seals. - Be distinctive The flag design which satisfies these principles :