United States Space Corps (Proposed)

United States Space Corps Seal

NOTICE: The enlisted rank designs below were entirely of my own conceptualization and did not mean any copyright infringement from other designs. Basis and reference of designs are indicated by links below. When using images, use “Copyright: stadeodesign.com” and to include the link to this blog. Thank you for viewing!

United States Space Corps Enlisted Ranks
United States Space Corps Enlisted Ranks


The enlisted ranks were designed based on the U.S. Air Force enlisted rank insignia. The actual ranks were based on the U.S. Marine Corps enlisted titles and pay grades.

The U.S. Space Corps (USSC) (if approved by Congress) will become a component of the U.S. Air Force just like the Marine Corps is under the Department of the Navy. The USSC will potentially adapt the rank structure of the Marine Corps/Army as its own.

Reference: Wikipedia

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Flag of Howard County

I redesigned the flag of Howard County, Maryland to depict a cleaner and more modern design. No copyright infringement is intended.

It is described as “a red and white design which incorporates part of the Maryland flag.” The colors also reflect the exact colors of the flag of Maryland, including the red and gold.

Howard County Redesign Flag, Maryland
Howard County Redesign Flag

The top left quarter, a “sheaf of wheat in gold symbolizes the agricultural heritage of the County” which can also be found on the original seal of Howard County dating back from 1840. The bottom left quarter depicts a golden triangle “symbolizing the unique position of Howard in the future development of the eastern seaboard.”

The flag of Howard County, Maryland was established in 1968 through a contest and was designed by Jean O. Hannon.


The Proportional States of America

I have thought about “revising” the U.S. map/state lines for a while now. Think L’Enfant and Ellicott’s Federal City design. On a designer’s perspective, I have constantly become a little annoyed by looking at state borders that do not make any sense. Panhandles and Delaware’s Twelve-Mile Circle? Don’t get me wrong, I love history and geography and I often find myself browsing for hours through Wikipedia pages on how a certain state (or country, town, territory, etc.) came to be. Their history, after all is a part of what defines them as an entity.

Proportional States of America, Copyright STadeo Design

My thought process was not based on historical events or some failed ratification of law some time in history, it was based, sort of, on the already existing borders. Without political influences, the proportional map was made by superimposing the current state borders so that they can still be distinguished somewhat. I also drew parallel lines in order to form a linear border system on almost all of the states.

Proportional States of America, Copyright STadeo Design

The Proportional States of America, in order to become proportional, the state lines had to be further divided or extended. For instance, California would have to be divided into two states to prevent having a weird “L” shape. The US-Mexican border would have to become a straight (slanted) line extending from San Diego to the tip of Texas, in Brownsville. Panhandles are now absent (ID, OK, FL, and AK?).

I do not consider this an “alternate history,” instead it is an alternative design of the United States, considering that all states joined the “Territories” at the same time in. Furthermore, the Proportional States of America would now have 54 states including the District of Columbia (DC), Puerto Rico (PR), Guam, and California (Sur).