@Diprount_Tomato@lemmy.world avatar

This looks fire, but it shouldn’t replace Maryland

OurTragicUniverse avatar

What is the symbology behind the design?

ThatOneKirbyMain2568 avatar

Most of the symbolism is taken from the original flag. The left part is a simplified version of the Crossland banner (used by Marylanders who supported the Confederacy in the U.S. Civil War), and the right part is a simplified version of Lord Baltimore's banner (used by those who supported the Union). Together, they represent the reconciliation of Marylanders following the Civil War. Unique to this redesign, the right part also has seven stripes, symbolizing Maryland's status as the 7th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.


Lol I don’t know why people are hating this. It’s cool, looks more European. Do you have more for other states? There are some way crazier flags flying in the US.

ThatOneKirbyMain2568 avatar

Glad you like it! I made a whole set of redesigns for about all of the U.S state & territorial flags, some of which I've already posted here and on vexillology@kbin.social.

ivanafterall avatar

This is cool. I'm no vexillologist, but the current Maryland flag looks like someone just clicked "Random All" on a Flag Generator and said, "That's it! Perfect! No changes!"


Thanks, I hate it.

@JusticeForPorygon@lemmy.world avatar

No need to change what is already perfect.

ThatOneKirbyMain2568 avatar

Eh, to each their own. I think Maryland's flag is messy and rather ugly with the four quarters and all of the counterchanging, but even if I really liked it, I still would've changed it for my redesign. One of my goals when making my redesigns of the U.S. state flags was to make them a more cohesive set, and one aspect of that was a simpler, more minimal style. Maryland's crime against humanity current flag would just be super jarring alongside my other redesigns.


Ugh, the Maryland flag makes my brain buggy. My astigmatism keeps freaking out, and my glasses can’t even correct for it.


Nah, give me the real flag back. If this was replacing one of the “state seal on blue” flags, it’d be great. If this was a brand new flag, this would be great. But this doesn’t hold a candle to the real thing. Our Maryland flag is just awesome, and I don’t want to give it up.


I think it’s excellent, really unique and striking! 10


This is an abomination.


It’s a very good flag, but the original is way cooler. It’s a cool remnant from the era of the knights, changing it is like erasing history for no reason

ThatOneKirbyMain2568 avatar

I'm definitely not advocating for changing the flag. If a flag is distinct and loved by the people it represents, then changing it would likely do more harm than good. That being said, I think the original flag is an overly counterchanged mess that looks decent only in the context of the mostly bad competition.

ThatOneKirbyMain2568 avatar

Since I'm that one guy who doesn't like Maryland's flag, I tried to give it a redo when I was redesigning all of the US state flags. I took the Crossland and Baltimore banners and simplified them to make an (imo) better looking flag that alludes to the designs. There's even some extra symbolism in there: there are seven stripes since Maryland was the 7th state to ratify the Constitution and join the US.


Having lived in Maryland, but not being from Maryland, I learned the only thing Old Liners love more than Old Bay is their flag.

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