Monday, February 18, 2008

Kosovo Independence - New Flag

Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on February 17. At the same time they unveiled their new offical flag: a gold map of Kosovo on a blue field beneath six white stars.

According to The Balkan Travellers, the new flag is "reminiscent of the European flag... The colours are said to represent Kosovo’s aspirations towards Europe and the EU, while the stars symbolise the ethnic communities that inhabit the province – the Albanian majority and the five minorities: Roma Egyptians and Ashkali, collectively known as RAE; Bosniak; Gorani; Turk; and the largest one – the Serbs."

Good luck to the Kosovars and their new country, however, when it comes to flag design, they may already be off to a bad start, as they have violated Rule 2 of Josh Parson's Rules of Flag Design, "Do not put a map of your country on your flag".

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4 Comments:

At Tuesday, February 19, 2008 , Blogger Michael5000 said...

Eh, what does Josh Parsons know. Still, I think this flag is going to be a two-year wonder. It's way too "pleeeeease let us in the EU!! Please, pleeeease let us in the EU!!!" That's no way to design your national symbol...

 
At Tuesday, February 19, 2008 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

What does Josh Parson's know?

Don't you understand the rules?

The first person to do something on the Internet gets to be the expert!

 
At Tuesday, February 17, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just look this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4BpSlbtD1o

that's just a first part of the movie Uloupene Kosovo(Stolen Kosovo) from czech producer Václava Dvoráka

 
At Tuesday, February 17, 2009 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

OK, there's your link. But I do not want Serbs and Kosovars (Kosovians?) arguing here. Take it to the Australian Open.

 

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