These are flags I designed and redesigned; they are fictional and unofficial.
Flag of Mayan Languages
The Mayan languages form a language family spoken in Mesoamerica, both in the south of Mexico and northern Central America. Mayan languages are spoken by at least 6 million Maya people, primarily in Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras. In 1996, Guatemala formally recognized 21 Mayan languages by name, and Mexico recognizes eight within its territory.
The flag of the Mayan languages consists of the “burden of time” in the center, a logo-syllabic Maya script most commonly found on the Mayan calendar. In this context the ‘day’ being carried implies the start of the whole calendar year so the load carrier is actually the ‘year bearer’. Ancient Mayans used hieroglyphic texts such as the “burden of time” as their writing system.
The colors of the flag were derived from the Mayan Flag, which consists of four colors: white (peace), blue (sky), yellow (sun), and red (fire) and is divided into four fields.
United Nations (Redesign)
The Knotted Ribbon
This flag consists of white ribbons, which also resemble the iconic Knotted Gun sculpture (officially named “Non Violence”) found at the entrance of the United Nations headquarters in New York. Similar to the white ribbons and the Knotted Gun, this flag symbolize the UN’s commitment to peace the world over.
The White Dove
The white dove carrying a branch of olive plant symbolizes love, peace, and as a messenger of hope. The white dove is a symbol of peace, usually, found in many cultures and religions. The olive branch is a symbol of peace and victory dating back from ancient history. The United Nation’s aim is to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, and cooperation.
Design entry: flags of exoworlds.
The Naqaỹa planet is found in the Constellation Puppis (Latin for poop deck, or ship’s aft), found in the greater Constellation Argo Navis, which was the ship in Greek mythology sailed by Jason and the Argonauts to recover the golden fleece. The flag represents the intricate design of the Argo Navis and Puppis’s deck, as well as the waves that batters the ship endlessly, which also guides the ship in reaching its destination. The star represents the planet Naqaỹa, and the color purple represents space and the further scientific exploration that humanity has to conduct in reaching a habitable planet. Naqaỹa or “brother-family-relative” is an exoplanet found in the Nosaxa solar system and are both in the Mocoví language of the indigenous peoples of Argentina.
Poles in Chicago
Polish immigrants (or Polonia) to the Unites States are mostly concentrated in the Chicago, Illinois area (as well as New York City). Poles have been immigrating to Chicago since the 1830s, during the November Uprising (or the Polish-Russian War) and have contributed to the achievements of the city from its very beginning. Polish is the third most widely spoken language in Chicago behind English and Spanish. This flag is quarterly divided, and in the upper hoist and lower fly, it has the coat of arms of Poland with a red background. Alternatively, the upper fly and the lower hoist consist of Chicago’s four red six-pointed stars with a blue background from blue bars of Chicago’s flag.
Little Havana (Redesign)
This is sort of a redesign of the existing flag of Little Havana however, this flag is more representative of the Cuban citizens who are dissidents of the Cuban regime, and are currently living in Miami, Florida. The flag resembles the Cuban flag, which has been prominent in recent months in rallies and marches across the United States and other countries. The triangle consists of a rooster holding “The Key of the Gulf”, the symbols of dissidents in Miami, looking up at the distant star, which represent Cuba seen from a distance from across the Straits of Florida.
L’Union fait la force (or “Unity Makes Strength”) is the motto inscribed on the coat of arms of Haiti. This flag is a simplified flag of Haiti consisting of a reconstructed coat of arms with six draped flags, three on each side, a palm tree, and a drum flanked by cannons on each side.
I’ve looked at the flag of Haiti in contempt for years, and I now have this opportunity to present to you how I’ve envisioned my simplified version.
Arlington, Virginia County Logo
Design entry (2021)
The proposed logo, seal, and flag(s) of Arlington, VA have a cohesive nature in their designs, consisting of three native dogwood blossoms, representing the past, present, and future of the county, as well as the diversity, inclusion, and unity of its people. The color blue (dubbed as Arlington blue) in the logo, seal, and proposed flag(s) represent the Potomac River, where, on its southwestern bank across from the U.S. Capital, Arlington is situated in.
On the flag(s) proposals, wavy shapes were particularly accentuated to emphasize the importance of the Potomac River and the location of Arlington in proximity to Washington, DC, in our past and in the future. In one variant of the flag, yellow is included which stands for forward-thinking mindset and community.