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Monday, 29 June 2015

Spotlight - Roman Mars Talks Flags

Spotlight tries to cover a wide range of subjects, briefly illuminating various techniques, moments in art history, specific artists and, sometimes, opinion pieces.

This month we have one of those opinion pieces, from US radio host and digital storyteller Roman Mars in his TED talk titled, 'Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you've never noticed'.

The blurb from the talk reads: 'Roman Mars is obsessed with flags — and after you watch this talk, you might be, too. These ubiquitous symbols of civic pride are often designed, well, pretty terribly. But they don't have to be. In this surprising and hilarious talk about vexillology — the study of flags — Mars reveals the five basic principles of flag design and shows why he believes they can be applied to just about anything.'

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