Flying Colors : A Guide to Flags from Around the World
|Author:||Robin Robert G (ILT); Jacobs Fresson|
By exploring the patterns, colours and crests of flags, we can learn all about the histories and aspirations of the countries they represent. Did you know that the flag of Nepal is the only one with more than four sides? Or that the flag of Mozambique features a book, a hoe and an AK47? Find out the difference between the flag of Chad and the flag of Romania (spoiler: there is none), and why the Union Jack is assymetrical. Robert G Fresson's meticulous vintage-inflected illustra - tions provide a refreshingly elegant insight into the fascinating world of vexillology.
Illustrator Robert G Fresson has a meticulous graphic style inspired by work of Herge and 'Boy's Own' illustrations of the 1940s. His work has been published in The New Yorker, the New York Times and the Guardian amongst other publications. Robin Jacobs: Robin Jacobs is an advertising creative living and working in London. She has been involved in numerous curatorial activities relating to children's illustration and is the author of Passport (Cicada 2015) and You Are Here (Cicada 2015).