Originally Posted by joe hark
I agree that the three in the lower part of your message above are really excellent, and highly creative extensions of Atahualpa. You have opened my eyes to another level of possibilities. I especially admire the dragon boat race design.
But while http://www.sparks2010.com
is in that same class of imagination and skill, I have to say (and I hope I am not offending, for that is not my intention) that the color scheme of red, white and black is disturbing. I would cite the infamous historic monster who made it his regime's own, together with one of the most powerful graphic icons now known for hate and repression. It is such a bad history I will not even say its name but I think you get my point.
I have done some research into how that color scheme came to be. It was the deliberate product of an evil genius who spoke openly about the emotional power of that combination. He cited research that confirmed the colors in that combination evoked fear and anger. I think he was correct. I don't know of ever seeing them used in any other political context or national flag.
Bottom line, with sincere respect, I suggest that you may want to consider that history and the effect it had on what had been once one of the world's most highly cultured and technologically advanced nations until it fell under the spell of that symbol in those colors. Your candidate looks like a really good guy and I see he has admirable qualifications. I sincerely think he deserves a more American color scheme.
I appreciate your thoughts. The color scheme was mandated, as was most of the design. I showed it more for development and technicality than the actual design. I had to do a lot of PHP editing on plugins and things to get it to do what I wanted. Thanks for the insight, though!