Blog from the Fog

June 11, 2008

Patriotic Designs for Fourth of July

Independence Day is almost upon us. Here’s a bunch of designs I made a while ago, suitable for your Fourth of July barbeque. These designs were created in Adobe Illustrator and colored in Adobe Photoshop. I used a 3.25″ x 5.4″ field, .25″ stripes, and a 2″x1.75″ canton. (The field is effectively 3×5, one of the appropriate sizes for the American and most other flags.)

Since the arrangement of the stars on the flag was not set until 1912, flag makers had free hand in placing the stars on their flags, leading to some interesting arrangements. The circular pattern Betsy Ross used was common, the one on the Bennington “76″ flag was not. Also included are a number of flags without stripes, including the Tauton “Join or Die” flag, the red Continental flag with the New England Pine Tree in the canton, and the pre-war Join or Die flag. These designs and others are available in BBQ aprons and t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women, and children.

Betsy Ross Flag

Betsy Ross Flag

Tauton "Liberty and Union" Flag

Tauton Flag

Bennington "76" Flag

Bennington Flag

Continental "Pine Tree" Flag

Continental Flag

Original Design of Don't Tread on Me Banner

Don't Tread on Me

Join or Die Snake Flag

Join or Die Flag

Spirit of 76 Flag, Drum, and Declartion Design

Spirit of 76

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