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Flag Facts 012 - Winning Design

Posted by Accent Banner on Sep 18, 2020 9:27:05 AM


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A total of 32,823 designs were entered for the competition to find a flag for Australia in 1900. Five separate entrants submitted the winning designs, one of which was officially adopted in February 1903 for use on Australian vessels and became the legal national flag in April 1954. The flag design consists of three parts: The Union flag (showing the link with Britain), the Southern Cross (for Australia), and the Commonwealth Star (for the federal system). However, the official national colors of Australia are green and yellow and many new proposals for Australian flags use these colors.

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*Union Jack signifies the link with Britain and the Commonwealth.

*Crux Australia (the Southern Cross)

*Commonwealth Star

The flag is in proportions of 1:2. The red and blue colors have been officially defined and the flag is designated the National Flag of Australia. There is a Red Ensign version for use on ships and a White Ensign for the Navy.


What is a "Hybrid" in regards to banner and flags?    

Typically the choices for the type of flag or banner are either digitally printed or hand sewn applique.  Which type you get is usually determined by what sort of image you’d like to project in tandem with your artwork and/or your budget. Our  "hybrid" flag option combines both methods into one banner and is able to combine the classic stitch work of applique with the detailed design capabilities of printed flags.

Combining Them To Make a Hybrid

Suppose you want the look of a sewn applique banner or flag for its strong graphic appeal, durability and traditional flavor, but you have a detail in the design that would make it too costly to sew. In this scenario we can digitally print the detail on suitable fabric and then zigzag stitch around the perimeter of the printed detail to create a patch on the applique field. This will work with athletic banners where a team has picture of a team mascot they want to include in the championship banners in the gym as well as for a business that has a complicated graphic logo they would like to include on their outdoor flag. Hybrid flags can be a great solution when looking for a combination of quality, design, and price. 

Request a consultation with one of our specialists to see if hybrid is the right option for you!

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