Eupedia Forums
Site NavigationEupedia Top > Eupedia Forum & Japan Forum
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: As the Flagmaker of Haplogroups, I solemnly request your opinion.

  1. #1
    Flagmaker of Haplogroups MtDNA's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-08-14
    Posts
    106

    MtDNA haplogroup
    U2e1

    Ethnic group
    Persian
    Country: Canada



    As the Flagmaker of Haplogroups, I solemnly request your opinion.



    As some of you may have known, I make flags for mitochondrial haplogroups. I post them both on my blog and on my deviantart.
    http://mtdnaflags.blogspot.ca/
    http://mtdna.deviantart.com/
    Tell me what you think of the flags.

    Here are four flags for examples:
    hapflag+I5.jpg for Hap I5
    hapflag+L.jpg for Hap L (mtMRCA)
    hapflag%u00252BF.jpg for Hap F
    hapflag+K.jpg for Hap K

  2. #2
    Great Adventurer sparkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    17-02-11
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,251

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    I2c1 PF3892+ (Swiss)
    MtDNA haplogroup
    U4a (Cornish)

    Ethnic group
    3/4 Colonial American, 1/8 Cornish, 1/8 Welsh
    Country: USA - California



    1 members found this post helpful.
    Quote Originally Posted by MtDNA View Post
    As some of you may have known, I make flags for mitochondrial haplogroups. I post them both on my blog and on my deviantart.
    http://mtdnaflags.blogspot.ca/
    http://mtdna.deviantart.com/
    Tell me what you think of the flags.

    Here are four flags for examples:
    hapflag+I5.jpg for Hap I5
    hapflag+L.jpg for Hap L (mtMRCA)
    hapflag%u00252BF.jpg for Hap F
    hapflag+K.jpg for Hap K
    Some thoughts:

    I5: I like this one the best of the 4 you posted here, but I don't recognize the symbol, what is it? It may look nicer if the gray was darker.
    L: Good symbolism, but I don't like the black on pink. Try to stick to the Rule of Tincture if possible. Pink is a very difficult color to incorporate into flags. Since your pink is dark enough, it might look OK to have a white border around the circle.
    F: Nice colors, but I'm not a fan of maps on flags. Isn't there a symbol of Asia out there?
    K: I don't like the brown on blue, it would look better if the brown border was lightened to more of a gold, or, better yet, made white. The Jewish symbolism is heavy-handed for a haplogroup that extends beyond Jews. Do Palestinian K carriers want this as their flag?

    I like the initiative though. Any ideas for U4?

  3. #3
    Regular Member Yetos's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-10-11
    Location
    Makedonia
    Posts
    5,817

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    G2a3a
    MtDNA haplogroup
    X2b

    Ethnic group
    Makedonian original
    Country: Greece



    hmm,

    what if you use your own imagination? on a more open field, than squares and circles?
    like the centro of 1rst flag?

    I liked the flag on Hap Q
    ΟΘΕΝ ΑΙΔΩΣ OY EINAI
    ΑΤΗ ΛΑΜΒΑΝΕΙΝ ΑΥΤΟΙΣ
    ΥΒΡΙΣ ΓΕΝΝΑΤΑΙ
    ΝΕΜΕΣΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣΗ ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΟΥΣΙ ΔΕ

    When there is no shame
    Divine blindness conquers them
    Hybris (abuse, opprombium) is born
    Nemesis and punishment follows.

    Εχε υπομονη Ηρωα
    Η τιμωρια δεν αργει.

  4. #4
    Flagmaker of Haplogroups MtDNA's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-08-14
    Posts
    106

    MtDNA haplogroup
    U2e1

    Ethnic group
    Persian
    Country: Canada



    Quote Originally Posted by sparkey View Post
    I like the initiative though. Any ideas for U4?
    Yup, I'm right on it.

  5. #5
    Advisor LeBrok's Avatar
    Join Date
    18-11-09
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    10,293

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    R1b Z2109
    MtDNA haplogroup
    H1c

    Ethnic group
    Citizen of the world
    Country: Canada-Alberta



    More transcendent and universal would be in order. It is impossible to link any of hg to specific modern populations. It would mean that you have kart blansh and your imagination to make flags anything you want. Have fun and keep them posted. :)
    Be wary of people who tend to glorify the past, underestimate the present, and demonize the future.

  6. #6
    Flagmaker of Haplogroups MtDNA's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-08-14
    Posts
    106

    MtDNA haplogroup
    U2e1

    Ethnic group
    Persian
    Country: Canada



    1 members found this post helpful.
    @ sparkey

    U4 has been posted on my site.
    Last edited by MtDNA; 23-11-14 at 17:48. Reason: to make the username a hyperlink.

  7. #7
    Great Adventurer sparkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    17-02-11
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,251

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    I2c1 PF3892+ (Swiss)
    MtDNA haplogroup
    U4a (Cornish)

    Ethnic group
    3/4 Colonial American, 1/8 Cornish, 1/8 Welsh
    Country: USA - California



    Quote Originally Posted by MtDNA View Post
    @ sparkey

    U4 has been posted on my site.
    Thanks, I honestly like that one very much. Good symbolism, simple patterns, not too culture-specific but still relevant, colors are good, and no colors that don't look good next to each other.

  8. #8
    Flagmaker of Haplogroups MtDNA's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-08-14
    Posts
    106

    MtDNA haplogroup
    U2e1

    Ethnic group
    Persian
    Country: Canada



    Well, the flags have all been replaced with newer versions.

    Here is the last one that I made.
    hapflag%u00252BJT.jpg
    Haplogroup JT

    Here is the one I find the most asthetically pleasing.
    hapflag%u00252BH.jpg
    Haplogroup H

    So, if you are of any specific mtDNA hap, you could collaborate and help me make the flags more tailored to your hap.

  9. #9
    Elite member
    Join Date
    23-03-15
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    328

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    R-M222 (NW Irish)
    MtDNA haplogroup
    H1bi

    Ethnic group
    Scots Appalachian ("Hillbilly")
    Country: USA - Virginia



    1 members found this post helpful.
    Have you thought about making flags for y-haplogroups?

    Here are some of my initial ideas:
    E: Papyrus and desert
    G: Mountains
    I1: Megalith and ship
    J1: A letter from the Proto-Semitic alphabet.
    N: Midnight sun, ice
    R1a: Kurgan and wheel
    R1b: Seacoast, tartan pattern
    T: Crowd of people around a globe (as a family scattered among many nations)

  10. #10
    Flagmaker of Haplogroups MtDNA's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-08-14
    Posts
    106

    MtDNA haplogroup
    U2e1

    Ethnic group
    Persian
    Country: Canada



    Quote Originally Posted by RobertColumbia View Post
    Have you thought about making flags for y-haplogroups?

    Here are some of my initial ideas:
    E: Papyrus and desert
    G: Mountains
    I1: Megalith and ship
    J1: A letter from the Proto-Semitic alphabet.
    N: Midnight sun, ice
    R1a: Kurgan and wheel
    R1b: Seacoast, tartan pattern
    T: Crowd of people around a globe (as a family scattered among many nations)
    That's interesting. I've thought before about how interesting it would be to have a counterpart making flags for Y-dna. How would you like to begin making them?

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •