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William Brand

Mercury Flag

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I was tossing ideas around this morning and came up with this. It is a winged skull with the symbol of Mercury affixed to it.

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Removed in favor of other designs.

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Removed in favor of other designs.

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I can't seem to stop.

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well on the off chance you're searching for feedback...

I like the ones with the jaw better than no jaw. And the red hourglass one is a little too "I'm a black clad, pierced, depressed goth-look at my new tattoo!" for my taste. :)

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Definately stuck on those wings, mate.

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well on the off chance you're searching for feedback...

I like the ones with the jaw better than no jaw. And the red hourglass one is a little too "I'm a black clad, pierced, depressed goth-look at my new tattoo!" for my taste. :)

Ayyye. That's true.

Sans symbol.

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Definately stuck on those wings, mate.

Well, we have to start the discussion somewhere.

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Simplified.

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I am open to suggestions.

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Right, then. Let the discussion begin. Wings were used. But usually in conjunction with the hourglass, to symbolize that time was fleeting. The flags that I am familiar with have a message, tell a story. What is it that you are trying to say with the winged skull?

Hmm…that sounds a little harsh. I guess I’m trying to say “tell me a story” or “what’s the message?”

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It isn't harsh. I'm not married to the wings. I used them mostly due to the name of the ship herself.

Wings were often an ancient symbol of speed. We could imply that death comes swiftly. Perhaps born by the wind.

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Mind you I like bold simplicity in a flag. Identifiable from a distance. So, for me, small symbols make little sense. If we use the Murcury symbol, make it a large element, as opposed to an element on another element.

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Aye, death coming swiftly, I like that. I would suggest Mercury's winged foot, but then we would have to change the name of the boat to "Goodyear."

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Aye, no winged shoe. I also though about using the Caduceus, but we would look like Medical pirates.

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Right. "Stop or we'll cure ye!" No.

How about the last one, add a jaw, the year above and an hourglass in the trailing edge lower corner.

Yes I know it's not symetrical. Look at the US flag.

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"Stop, or we'll cure ya!"

That could be a threat, being the Mercury....

:o:o:o:o

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"If we don't kill ye we'll make ye stronger!" Remember what mercury was used to cure. Yet another wrinkle to the name.

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Some new ideas based on the discussion...

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I like number three. More room for the date than my idea.

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How about:

In reference to the above flags...

Winged skull in the middle, hourglass in one lower corner and the mercury symbol in the upper or lower opposite side corner...

Or

Mercury symbol above the hour glass....

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I like it. Most of it. I like wings, can we simplify them a bit more.

I'm thinking that cutting and sewing those things could take some time. Would that much time be devoted to the flag?.

I don't like the date on the flag.

Hour glass ...perhaps ...let em think on this.

What about a red background, a deep crimson? ...yes I know ...humor me.

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How about this, Dorian?

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William, would you start labeling these, perhaps with a number so we can refer to them without long descriptors?

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