The worst-designed thing you’ve never noticed

The worst-designed thing you’ve never noticed

Roman Mars is obsessed with flags — and after you watch this talk, you might be as well. In this TED talk about vexillology (the study of flags) Roman reveals the five basic principles of flag design and shows why he believes they can be applied to just about anything.

1. Keep it simple

2. Use meaningful symbolism

3. Use 2-3 colours

4. No lettering or seals

5. Be distinctive (or be related)

If you like this talk, you’ll love Roman’s podcast 99% Invisible. Check it out!

Glenn Garriock

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