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Sunday, 3 July 2022

A more burgundy-coloured flag for the Republic of Burgundy!

In a comment on yesterday's blog post, one of my regular blog readers (Elliesdad/Geoff) suggested that the colour red that I had chosen was a bit too bright, and that a burgundy shade of red would have been more appropriate. I tried out his suggestion ... and the result was a better-looking flag, as can be seen below.

In the end I used the hex code #800020 (RGB decimal code 128, 0, 32) for the shade of burgundy that I thought was most suitable.

10 comments:

  1. BOB,
    A most appropriate choice of color for the Burgundy Flag- you'll have a lot of enjoyment with your Imagi-nations Project. Best Wishes. KEV.

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    1. Kev Robertson (Kev),

      The change certainly was an appropriate one, and the flag looks all the better for it.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Nice one Bob.
    The amended flag colour looks much more appropriate. It gets a “thumbs up” from me - not that that usually counts for much 😉.
    Cheers,
    Geoff

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    1. Elliesdad (Geoff),

      Thanks very much for the suggestion; the flag looks so much better as a result of the change.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. "Our country is called Burgundy, so our flag is burgundy colored" is far too simplistic and strait-forward to possess any historical verisimilitude. You are far more likely to have a yellow flag with a duck standing on the back of a fez-wearing bear on a field of tutu wearing dolphins.

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    1. StuRat,

      Damn! Are you a hacker? You must be to have seen my original designs for the flag of Burgundy! 😀

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. A fine improvement, methinks, Bob (and Geoff). Excellent choice. Probably its nearest heraldic colour (stain) is 'murrey', but you might prefer 'sanguine'. So: 'On a field sanguine, a saltire argent'. At any rate, burgundy and white go very well together.
    Cheers,
    Ion

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    1. Archduke Piccolo (Ion),

      I agree; the newer version of the flag does look better.

      My understanding of heraldry is a bit rusty, but I think that your description of the flag sounds right to me.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  5. …Sorry, but I already have the copyright on “ a yellow flag with a duck standing on the back of a fez-wearing bear on a field of tutu wearing dolphins”.
    Martin
    (President Elect of the Sublime Republic of Fezwearingbearia).

    Burgundy flag looks spot on, Bob 👍🏼

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    1. Martin S.,

      I had no idea that you held such a highly esteemed office, nor that you had already designed such a flag! I am not worthy!

      All the best,

      Bob

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