Every year, WAMF students undertake experimental projects that address issues of existing flags, their design, history, elements, and possible improvement.  Students complete small design charette projects each year.  The following is a sampling of one of these projects, centering around national flags of Vexillium.  Semester: Fall 298.
Student Projects:
Semester Project, Problem 1: "You were commissioned to update or redesign the
national flag of ______.  Design and illustrate your solution."

Student:  Stephan Kramthzel (Junior) - Nation: Davenport
Kramthzel: "The original elements of the Davenportian flag were retained, but graphically enhanced to increase long-distance visibility, and giving it an overall more modernized layout"

Student: Rudolph Michenthz (Sophomore) - Nation: Lamb's Cove
Michenthz: "Lamb's Cove's flag is largely unchanged from the original, with the ecxeption of an additional white ring around the central 7-star emblem, to avoid the somewhat clashing colors of the olive green center, and adjacent red and blue."

Student: Allan Sheynver (Senior) - Nation: Whitlam
Sheynver: "I designed a new ten-star-emblem, arranging the 10 stars standing for the 10 states in a pleasing pentagonal matter.  The yellow triangles symbolizing Mount Edward were retained, but moves to the bottom of the flag - this increases the overall 'stability' of the layout (as does the centering of the star emblem)."

Student: Andurs Grethzig (Freshman) - Nation: Ferrata
Grethzig: "I simply changed the brightness graduation of the red - now the lighter areas are in the center, giving the seal of the Nine Trybes a luminant effect.  The added dark red vertical bars help anchor the flag overall."

Student: Joseo Masimonha (Junior) - Nation: Ordland
Masimonha: "The original design is replaced with the same basic elements, but arranged in a more modern fashion - the sun and moon emblem shows much better on the black background."

Student: Vinzeta Om'halle (Senior) - Nation: Africablue
Om'halle: "My proposal includes elements of both, Mauretania, the protector nation, and Africablue, combined to form a new arrangement that instantly communicates the spirit of the nation."

Student: F. J. Treveblanche (Junior) - Nation: New Aquitania
Treveblanche: "Only a small change.  I tried to address the staticity of the green bar covering the red stripe - I believe the flag becomes lighter and friendlier with the simple addition of a white cross, which allows the colors to co-exist, instead of compete."

Student: Grossmar Ingpascsson (Sophomore) - Nation: Islandia
Ingpascsson: "More a simplification than a redesign, the feel of the national colors remains, while making the flag more dynamic."

Student: Stan Dusklings (Junior) - Nation: Guwimith
Dusklings: "The relatively unsatisfactory readability of the original flag, due to the use of less compatible colors, is counteracted by allowing for white buffer areas.  The "g" is completely contained in a white circle.  Now, it really stands out!"

Student: Candy Jorwey (Sophomore) - Organization: WPL
Jorwey: "An update of the WPL flag.  The elements remain unchanged, yet the simplification allows for better presentation."

Student: W.Q. Regioix (Senior) - Nation: Wwww
Regioix: "The colors and shapes are inspired by the mystical nation, the ocre symbolizing the vast dry land, the light blue the open clear skies as well as the enlightenment of its people.  The jagged white line spells out "WWWW" and represents the snow-covered mountains, as well as a warning to possible unbelievers, who may plan to intrude.  White of course being the color of the spirit itself."

Student: Nathan Gorlenthzbi (Junior) - Nation: Jannaton
Gorlenthzbi: "The cross emblem in the center has very rigid right angles.  I felt a horizontal tricolor background would suit the overall composition better than the diagonal line separation of the original."
UPDATE:  After a comment by the Prime Minister of Jannaton, I have revised my project:  below are two new designs.  One continues the more rigid approch, now with equal areas of red and black.  The second is a very slight modification of the original design, but changing the line angle to 45 degrees, allowing it to separate the cross equally, cutting straight through the corners:

Student: Diatto Diopimar (Sophomore) - Nation: Niokolo Koba
Diopimar: "A complete overhaul creates a more tribal feel for the flag.  The elephant, the national symbol, is retained, as are the original colours.  The black triangle is added to represent the people."

Student: Edmund Lancaster (Freshman) - Nation: Christiana
Lancaster: "A no-frills modification to enhance long-range visibility."

Student: Dopey Giannini (Sophomore) - Nation: Solelhada
Giannini: "Again the original idea of the flag is retained, with a slight rearrangement of the elements.  The star is replaced by a sun, for the Sunny Republic."

Student: Jackson Andrews (Senior) - Nation: Bowdani
Andrews: "This design combines the best of both, the old and new flags of Bowdani."

Student: Lex Martins (Sophomore) - Nation: Lexicon Islands
Martins: "I wanted to experiment with arranging the stars on the flag in the same manner the islands are situated.  The Nordic Cross is retained, but much simpler without the starry Christmas-tree look.  This gives the flag more overall integrity."

Student: Willy Davinez (Freshman) - Nation: Republic of Dascunya
Davinez: "I felt the beautiful Eagle of the Republic would stand out much better when displayed in a vertical bar flag, as opposed to horizontal, which forces it to be too small to be really visually impressive."

Student: Derek Wyssenreither (Junior) - Organization: UNV
Wyssenreither: "I never felt like the old UNV flag did the organization justice.  My design speaks for itself."

Student: Anders Ollenthz (Junior) - Nation: Maryport
Ollenthz: "The Maryport flag was always simple in its beauty.  My two concepts do not change the simplicity, they rather take it to the next level."

Student: Candy Jorwey (Sophomore) - Nation: FCLR
Jorwey: "FCLR is a difficult flag to refurbish, if you want to retain the original confederate cross concept.  The original flag's imbalance of colors is countered by separating the yellow/green and red/white bars into diagonal and static crosses."

Student: Sergio Andressini (Junior) - Nation: Federal Estontetsan Republic
Andressini: "Since Estontetso is no longer a People's Republic, I decided to scrap the red and white and introduce new national colors.  Blue was of the kingdom, and green is used on military flags, so I stuck with two colors not previously used - black and yellow, which also goes quite well with the concept of a Federal Republic.  The star is now off-center for visual interest, shifting the weight to the liek end."

Student: Abel Phillipps (Sophomore) - Nation: St. Kilda
Phillipps: "The original flag of St. Kilda is a classic Nordic Cross design.  I have changed the ratios slightly, and variegated with two shades of green to add visual interest."

Student: Heimrich Zelleck (Freshman) - Nation: Northern Gronk
Zelleck: "It is a real challenge to work with this flag.  I felt that changing the static red square in the center to a diamond made the flag a good touch more dynamic."

Student: Randy Bonnelippe (Senior) - Nation: Phenixia
Bonnelippe: "The original flag was a little awkward to display, due to the white corners in the upper right and lower left, so I eliminated them.  By bringing the diagonal stripes accross from the other side, the flag obtains the illusion of a confederate cross, Phenixia of course being a Confederacy.  The interlocking of the stripes symbolizes the unity of the 120 states."

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