Last modified: 2020-08-08 by rob raeside
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VRCC flag design is a major event that China has never had. I decided to
collect from all over the world, and awarded 30,000 cnyen for the selected
person as a bonus. From November 3rd 2019 to January 7th 2020, 230 manuscripts
were received from 24 provinces from Mainland China, Macao, and the United
States in 66 days.
Due to the dissatisfaction of the first collection, I put forward creative and design requirements, and did the collection one more time. Pengfei Zhang completed the design and he received the bonus. The description of the flag is attached.
The meaning of the flag of Vexillology Research Center of China (VRCC):
The flag of VRCC’s yellow and red colour are the same as on the Five-starred Red Flag of China. Yellow refers to the inheritance of Chinese culture. It means to study and to spread Chinese banner culture from China to the world.
The moral of the five red-coloured stars is from an ancient prophecy “Five stars rise in the east, benefitting China”. Four of them point to the central big one, showing the idea of cultural cohesion.
The flag with nine fringes derives from the shape of the character “中”(center) in its oracle bone script form. This conveys the idea of “the center is where the flag should be” by ancient Chinese people. So it also represents China's splendid and established banner culture.
Two nine-fringe flags locate symmetrically on both sides and form the initial letter “V” from the word “vexillology”. It shows the good hope that VRCC will be an institution holding the spirit of combination of ancient and modern, the intersection of the east and the west, and with international perspectives across times.
Xinfeng Zhao, 8 July 2020
Flag used on poster:
image by Xinfeng Zhao, 8 July 2020
The flag is used as the VRCC's logomark.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 9 July 2020