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Flags of the American States by Alt-Reality Flags of the American States by Alt-Reality
Inspired by my recent map contest entry, I wanted to see if I could come up with a bunch of American state flags.

Put lots of hours into this piece.
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
I love this!
konstantinpalailogos Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really liking both the logical partition of Illinois and Caddilac's flag (which would be my part of Illinois).
LaTexiana Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Impressive how you made the unrecognizable decapitation of Texas actually look good. Congrats
TomBombardier Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
If I were America I would want a larger PAcific coast. At least down to the bite in Montana.
1woof1 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Ah the unfinished USA. I like how you put in the lost and short-lived states of Jefferson and Franklin etc.
JWWalker Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Sorry, I'm long-winded:

Yeah, I'd say it's pretty believable. Especially since I recognize a lot of them.

Is Metropotamia's flag based on Washington County, MD? It seems like there's a lot of resemblance. [link]

I also like your Washington State's flag. I can see how it might be derived from George Washington's coat-of-arms, yet it's incredibly distinctive. It actually reminds me more of DC's flag than the coat-of-arms, for some reason.

I also like Massachusetts's flag-- it reminds me, as it's probably supposed to, of the old New England ensigns. And it doesn't have a full-blown seal, at least.

I also like Vermont, the general lack of seals-on-blue, even if there are seals-on-other-colors, and the... non-rectangular shapes.

I do wonder why there's so many flags based on Texas's-- I was under the impression that those only became really popular after the Civil War, and partially as a result of it?

I also wonder exactly how your history with Mexico went-- why they kept California, for instance, but not Texas and New Mexico. Speaking of which/vaguely connected, I like Georgia's Gadsden flag variant.

I approve of the fact that you kept Maryland's basic design, but I wonder why it looks less like it's being flown upside down than like it was inserted into paint ot something and flipped. If it were just upside down the vertical stripes would be yellow-black-yellow-black-yellow-black. For an actual, physical flag like this you'd have to attach it to the pole at the fly and let the usual hoist end flap around. I mean, it came from the Calvert/Crossland arms. Why would it get turned around in the first place?
Chanimur Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work, dude. Really nice work.
Kurarun Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! I like how you can see some faded text on the image; it makes it look like it's part of a history book!
Arcalian Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Looks prety beleivable to me!
Geekhyena Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Why is Maine truncated?
Alt-Reality Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A different settlement after the Aroostook war, ultimately from the fact that the British retain influence over these sections of North America for longer.
Maelstrommind Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
I like the work you did on the flags, too bad the state flags are so boring in real life.

Two questions:

1)Is Washington or Philadelphia the capital of the US in this TL?


2)Is this supposed to be Pre-(much later)Western expansion? Or in a TL with a powerful Mexican Empire?
Alt-Reality Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1) Hm, that is a good question. Probably for a period it is Washington, DC, but after that . . .

2) No, this is pretty much how far the US is going to expand here. They have a powerful and rich (mostly from California gold, etc) Empire to the south and west, with a formidable power to the north and northwest.
Condottiero Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Impressive! But the flags are so small.
lamnay Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Nice, but those flags are far to interesting and original to make it believable.
khatera Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Wow instant fave!
I love the detail work and just about everything in this piece! :heart:
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