1. New Project / Animal Aid Portraits

    Four shirt designs in benefit of Animal Aid Unlimited, a hospital and shelter for street animals in need of medical attention in Udaipur, India. The shirts were commissioned and delivered by Mike Radcliffe at Represent Recruitment.

    Art Direction: Oak Design Studio / Photo: Represent Recruitment

    View full project study on the site.

    /AWH

     
  2. Flagsmith Explorations / A Championship Matchup

    In honor of March Madness kicking off today here are my two picks to play in the Championship game: Florida Gators vs. Louisville Cardinals.

    Happy brackets!


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    Flag codes

    Gator: base+waves-c+sawtooth|+bar
    Cardinal: base+half-b/+half/+half\+canton+pale+diamond+*-h

    Made with Flagsmith

     
  3. Flagsmith Explorations / Ssssssss

    "Red touch yellow, kill a fellow; red touch black, venom lack."
    We recommend printing out this post and stuffing it in your wallet for all future snake run-ins.


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    Flag codes

    Coral Snake: base+stripes-c|+stripes-a|
    Kingsnake: Same as above, just change the colors ya dummy.

    Made with Flagsmith

     
  4. Flagsmith Explorations / Predators

    Wildlife’s top hunters of land and sea, OH MY!

    This week we’ll be exploring flags inspired by the animal kingdom. Included below are the flag codes to edit or update to your liking.

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    Flag codes

    Tiger: base+chevrons-b+arrow+*-h+arrow+*-d
    (second arrow is transparent solely to inform emblem placement)
    Great White: base+stripe-c\+*-h+sawtooth-c|+sawtooth-b|+sawtooth|+bar

    Made with Flagsmith

     
  5. Flagsmith Explorations / Pizza Party

    An homage to Italian American deliciousness and FRIDAY! - Pizza / Tomato / Spaghetti & Meatballs.

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    Flag codes

    Pizza Flag: base+checkers-c+triangle+arrow-c+*-j+bar-a
    (arrow-c is transparent solely to inform emblem placement)
    Tomato Flag: base+circle+*-f
    Spaghetti & Meatballs Flag: base+stripes-c\+waves-b+*-i

    Made with Flagsmith

     
  6. Flagsmith Explorations / Breakfast

    A good breakfast calls for eggs + avocado, and of course a mouth willing to chow ‘em down.

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    Flag codes

    Egg Flag: base+waves-d+stripe-c+*-h
    Mouth Flag: base+twin-b+sawtooth-b
    Avocado Flag: base+border-b+*-h

    Made with Flagsmith

     
  7. Flagsmith Explorations / Eatcetera

    Can a hot dog, a pickle and pie be considered a meal? 

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    Flag codes

    Hot Dog Flag: base+stripe-d+stripe-c+waves-b+stripe+arrow<
    Pickle Flag: base+waves-c+bar-c+bar-b+*-j
    Pie Flag: base+stripes-b\+stripes-b/

    Made with Flagsmith

     
  8. Flagsmith Explorations / Fruits

    Some of our favorite fruits just happen to be of the tropical variety, pineapple / watermelon / orange.

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    Flag codes
    Pineapple Flag: base+diamonds+sawtooth|
    Watermelon Flag: base+waves-d+half-a+*-i+stripe
    Orange Flag: base+pinwheel+*-c+arrow<

    Made with Flagsmith

     
  9. Flagsmith Explorations / Lunch Special

    During the building process we’ve been able to spend a lot of time with Flagsmith, to play with it and explore the possibilities of the system. We’re hoping that sharing some of the fun/weird stuff we’ve come up with will inspire more exploration.

    This week we’ll be sharing some food-inspired flags. We’ll include the code for all the flags so beware of spoilers ahead.
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    Flag codes
    Burger Flag: base+twin+stripe-c+waves-b+half+*-j+stripe
    PBR Flag: base+border+stripe-b\+border-b+*-g
    Fry Flag: base+stripes-c+bar-c+chevron<

    Made with Flagsmith

     

  10. Thoughts on Flagsmith

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    One of the later Flagsmith working files, all layers ON.

    A couple of weeks ago we launched Flagsmith, a typeface that uses opentype to transform words into shapes that make flags. We collaborated with our real-life pals Lizy and Travis of Scribble Tone, creators of Chartwell. Now that we’ve sent Flagsmith out into the universe, we can step back and talk a bit about how it came to be. 

    There’s always been something very satisfying about the simple arrangement of shapes, pattern and color found in flags that have the power to evoke so much emotion and pride. We enjoy designing them and after having made a few for various projects came up with a system that we liked and wanted to expand upon.

    Flagsmith started with the goal of making existing flags, but It quickly evolved into a system of pieces to make new and unique flags (as well as variations on real flags). From the first versions of Flagsmith we tested we got super excited by how fun the process of making these flags was. The joy that came of the moment when the words became shapes, then magically snapped into a flag reminded us of playing with blocks and legos as kids. 

    We’re very happy with what Flagsmith became, that we were able to make something rad with our friends, as well as the wonderful response that we’ve received to the project. Just in case folks don’t find themselves in need of thousands of custom flags for a real project, we’re hoping they are willing to play anyway. Our goal was to celebrate the process of creating, the satisfaction of making something unique with the pieces you’re given.

    We encourage everyone to try the demo, and if you do get Flagsmith and make something fun be sure to send it our way: us@flagsmithfont.com, we would love to see your creations!

    View the project on our site.

    For a more detailed overview, trial version, or purchasing info visit FlagsmithFont.com.

    /AWH