Speculative design: My take on county flags of Liberia

After listening to a Hello Internet podcast episode, I thought it might be fun to attempt to re-design the Liberian county flags that were ridiculed. I’m completely unqualified to tackle any of these flags, knowing what I do about Liberia. (Which is nothing.) I simply looked at the original flags, skimmed the relevant Wikipedia articles and tried to come up with nicer-looking designs.

You can compare my designs with the originals at the bottom of this post and read about how — for a brief moment — it seemed possible that these flags could have been seriously considered by someone in the Liberian government!

My concept was fairly simple: To take the top half of the Liberian country flag, turn it 90 degrees and use that as a canton for each of the county designs. The Liberian flag has a fairly wide aspect ratio (10:19) meaning that the ‘earmark’ I’ve used on each of these flags could be ‘cut off’ and the remaining flag would *almost* be a standard 2:3 ratio. That gives each county the option to use a version of their flag with or without the Liberian canton.

See the rest of my flag designs! →

Chromafeed: A WordPress theme and blog I created

ChromaFeed.tv was a WordPress blog I designed and curated, featuring cool short films I discovered online. It ran for almost a year (24 May 2011 – 15 March 2012) before I decided to retire it.

Chromafeed blog

The blog theme was bold and colourful, designed to evoke a retro cinema vibe while prominently featuring the videos.

The navigation design was also very important, allowing viewers to explore by top-level category or the more esoteric tags. As well as enabling discovery, the prominent navigation made it easy to see at a glance what the site was about.

You can watch the short films I posted on Chroma Feed on Halfblog.net by browsing the ‘Chroma Feed’ tag.

Post created: September 2016