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Guidance on Flag Design

Fundamental and generally accepted principles underlie effective flag design (vexillography), supported by observation, experience, and empirical analysis.  However, any discussion about what makes a good design is strongly influenced by individual tastes, color preferences, and a sense of proportion and balance.  Not all people will like the same thing and many flags may not meet the generally accepted principles of good design, but still inspire the people they represent.

Do you represent a city, county, state, or other institution seeking help with a flag-design effort?  Contact NAVA's secretary.

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