Iran, a hope: non-violent flag

Iran, a hope: non-violent flag
by Azadeh Azad
06-Aug-2009
 

For "Iran, a hope" series:

One day, in a far far future, Iran will have a non-violent flag!

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capt_ayhab

Azadeh Jan

by capt_ayhab on

Is it me or you reverted back to original  size of narrower green and red on purpose?

-YT 


capt_ayhab

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by capt_ayhab on

A lioness with a mighty pen? I can dig that.

Good job hamvatan banoo

-YT 


Mehrban

I just love this image :-)

by Mehrban on

The suggested allegory of the maam e vatan and the much desired end to Chagookeshi is also brilliant Ari.  An alternate color scheme could be a purple background that happens to be the color of the Derafsh as well.  Great job Azadeh.


Azadeh Azad

Thank you everyone

by Azadeh Azad on

for your kind words.

Dear Xvarnah, please feel free to share the work around.

Azadeh


Maryam Hojjat

I love this Flag, Azadeh

by Maryam Hojjat on

You are an artist with great imagination1

Payandeh IRAN & IRANIANS 


Xvarnah

Best thing I've seen all day

by Xvarnah on

Thank you very much for putting it up. Do you mind if it's shared around with others outside of this domain?


ex programmer craig

Ari

by ex programmer craig on

That one you found would make a pretty good flag for the Islamic Republic, but I like this one better:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolly_Roger

They even have a good price on eBay:

http://shop.ebay.com/items/pirate+flag?

 


Monda

Lovely work Azadeh jan !

by Monda on

The idea of the protective lioness and the bright warm sun symbols feels right in many levels. It does hold the ancient paradigm but in much balanced and modern manner. And yes women rule just look at who you came from.


Anonymouse

Oh one more thing,

by Anonymouse on

Oh one more thing, why does the lion/ess has to hold something? Why hold a sword or a pen or anything else?  Do lions/esses hold anything in their hands?!  If anything they hold pieces of their hunt like a head or an arm or a leg. 

Everything is sacred.


AK69

Ari Jaan..

by AK69 on

- Yes, hollywood is being truthful about the content of the movie.

"This arsenal of swords is then used as the alphabet spelling out the supposed ideology of the nation. "

- No, it is not.

AK69 

Bar Labe Goore Man, Avaz Bekhan


Ari Siletz

Marge

by Ari Siletz on

The IRI flag removes all symbols but the sword. This arsenal of swords is then used as the alphabet spelling out the supposed ideology of the nation. The technique is similar to that used in Hollywood violence fest posters where the content of the movie is conveyed in a bullet hole pattern.

 


Anonymouse

The artwork is

by Anonymouse on

The artwork is pleasant.  However, the flag reminds of me southeast asian countries like Thailand or Cambodia and they were very violent and didn't even change their flags! 

I don't understand the fascination with Iranian flags.  Just throw in any chador namaz fabric and call it a flag!  I'll follow it as long as we're all happy and healthy. 

Everything is sacred.


I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

ARI

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

it is not chaghookeshi action. If only it were.... it's more like chaghookeshi threat. maybe if we had that flag, israel would not mess with us. animal symbolism is universal. who the hell can translate the current flag? 


AK69

Darlin' I don't stop at 69, I start at 69...LOL

by AK69 on

- I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
 

Socrates  

AK69 

Bar Labe Goore Man, Avaz Bekhan


Ari Siletz

Putting mature pride in the flag

by Ari Siletz on

The lionesss goes with the "maam e meehan" theme, emphasizing the nurturing aspect of protectiveness. I prefer the school teacher authority on her face to the "chaaghoo keshi" action in the standard patriarchal artwork. 

 

All the symbolism aside, the work is just pleasing to look at.


AK69

Azadeh Jaan...

by AK69 on

- Lovely artwork; my comments are not directed at your talent at all; thery are more metephoric and a bit esoteric in nature.

Cheers!

AK69 

Bar Labe Goore Man, Avaz Bekhan


I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

why stop at $69K???

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

I'd wager 1000000 x 69K and I wouldn't make it dollars and cents my powerful Persian lion compatriot. The dollar is worth less than a roll of toilet paper. I suggest ameros or euros or even saudi dinars or whatever they use in china yens??

Believe me, you are much too smart for a dim bulb middle aged lady such as wee me. Congratulations big boy daddy dictionary man :) hat/bra (they match!) off to you. 


AK69

I wager $69,000 Alex

by AK69 on

-

Matriarchy : a family, group, or state governed by a matriarch

Feminism:  organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests

You want to look at my dictionary Alex?

(see I posed that in a form of a question… LOL)

P.S. That was not the point of my comment; I doubt a dictionary will help you that much with reading comprehension.

AK69 

Bar Labe Goore Man, Avaz Bekhan


I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

Poor AK Sixty Nein

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

Look man, you obviously don't know the difference between matriarchy and feminism. I hope one day a dictionary lands on your head (not the bible), and you learn this important difference. I think context is also important. This is about a continuing response to the movement within Iran, not about some patriarchal flag that gets guys like Iraniandooodee feeling erect and mighty.


AK69

The Sybolism Speaks For Itself

by AK69 on

- That there done (lovely artwork, well done) is a slap in the face of all men. You made the symbols of our great nation and culture into, pussies; literally, figuratively and symbolically. And in so doing, display that the feminine is more apt at leading the next Iran than the masculine. Doesn’t this divisive symbolism fall contrary to the stated purpose of this blog, by way of the new flag?-

AK69 

Bar Labe Goore Man, Avaz Bekhan


I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

Personally Doody, I think you are right

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

I think that getting my skooling about my heritage from someone with your moniker is both appropriate and necessary during this time of crisis in the major cities in Tehran. Right now we need CYrus more than ever. I wish he would dig himself out of his grave and some flex those muscles and get us out of this Arabo Mongol Romano a Mano mess we are in with his heritage and culture and large historic flags.  


I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

Mist Pist Mist !!

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

Feminism? Who said anything about feminism. Everyone happens to have a mother, sister, girlfriend, grandma, aunty but so what..... I think that men and women are not equal and that to fight for such "equality" is bullsh*t. We have more important issues to sort out anyway, like natural gas and lifting the sanctions on chelo kabob and open source software yadda yadda. 

 

By the way AK sixty six, I think you are obviously a geezer (more than I am). Bras are so yesterday. We have to burn our veils now to prove to the men that we are independent. You guys just have to burn your marriage certificates. Ashes to ashes azizam. 


Iraniandudeee

March

by Iraniandudeee on

If you knew what heritage was you would understand.

 Without the culture, identity, and history of Iran, then there wouldn't be anything special about it,  now would there?

 


AK69

Wow!

by AK69 on

-  Let me burn my bra right now! We go from islamists to feminists!

AK69 

Bar Labe Goore Man, Avaz Bekhan


I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

YUMMMMMMMMMM Mongol-Perso-Romano Grill

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

Sounds so yummy.

 

P.S. I think the "lion and sun" flag contains some fascinating symbolism relating to the phallus. wouldn't you agree? big giant persian phallus. because really, what is a nation, without big important flags that warn other phallis symbolism holding flags to "stay away! I have a sword with which I will chop off YOUR phallus"? In the name of the shirokhorshid, woohoo. I feel so proud.


Iraniandudeee

UMMMMMMMMMMMMM

by Iraniandudeee on

OKAY? Cute flag, but let's be realistic....... The lion and sun flag is the oldest flag in Iran's history.... It was used even during the Achaemenid times. They found proof of Iranians using the flag even during the mongol-Perso and Roman-Persian wars.


I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

Here's hoping!

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

I like this a lot. It's time for the boys to step aside. I'm tired of regimes and hopeful regimes who use, abuse, and ignore the women, unless it comes to beauty pageants and cook books. Both are great, but there's more to Iranian women. Thanks Azadeh. 


Nazy Kaviani

I love it!

by Nazy Kaviani on

Azadeh, this is great! A lioness with a pen, watched by Khorshid Khanoom! I love it. I can't stop smiling at the sentiment!

Thank you so much for accepting the call and for cheering me up! You are really a wonderful artist my friend.