This guy has looked at every single world flag and graded it as though it’s a design-school project, with funny commentary and horrible little GIF icons to mock the bad ones. Pretty awesome. A couple of highlights:
Gambia is his pick for the top flag in the world, scoring 90%. Comments include “good colours, and strong representation of the country’s geography without using an actual map”. Green for land, blue for the massive River Gambia, red for the sun.
Canada comes in a strong 10th, behind a bunch of other flags with clear colours and simple, centred icons- Pakistan, Japan, Vietnam, Somalia, Israel, Switzerland. Comments: the maple leaf is too literal/detailed. Not a bad point- a flag should be easy to draw, and we’ve all failed with a lopsided maple leaf or two in our educational history, amirite?
Norfolk Islands he graded much ower, calling it “an obvious rip-off of Canada’s flag”. Take that, Norfolk Island Pine Tree (that’s the actual name of the species).
Isn’t the point of a flag to represent the nation so you don’t have to write the name of the nation? Fail.