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Slavons stamp by Edme Slavons stamp by Edme
Old piece I've done quite a while ago, almost forgot about and now stumbled across it again and decided to finally submit it.

While browsing dA for deviations concerning my currently absolutely favourite band on Earth which is a Tuvan formation called Huun-Huur-Tu, I found a stamp made of connected flags of Turkic nations [link].
Quite simple in its concept yet technically very nicely done deviation of ~nocturnalCharm gave me idea to produce something like that, but with flags of Slavonic nations.

Here's the list of the flags as they follow (they were put in completely random order.... ok I put the look-a-bit-alike flags more separately so that they wouldn't blend :shakefist: ) [if you see a flag you're pretty sure you've never seen that's because not all the nations have the luck to have their own countries and are ethnic minorities in different countries, either Slavonic or not]:


:bulletred: Slovenians
:bulletred: Lemkos
:bulletred: Croats
:bulletred: Bosnians
:bulletred: Poles
:bulletred: Kaszëbë (inside Poland's territory)
:bulletred: Serbs
:bulletred: Bulgars
:bulletred: Carpathian Ruthenians
:bulletred: Crnogorci (Montenegrins)
:bulletred: Slovaks
:bulletred: Belarusians (/Belorussians)*
:bulletred: Russians
:bulletred: Macedonians
:bulletred: Czechs
:bulletred: Ukrainians
:bulletred: Lusatian Sorbs


It was really hard to decide what set of flags to include and which and how many groups consider nations. The Slavons are a huge and very diverse ethnic group (just try to do some searching for Slavonic peoples, Slavons etc. in Wikipedia - I can't guarantee your head won't explode). Some went extinct, other still exist and are divided and/or connected in very complicated ways - sometimes a particular group can be considered subgroup of another one, some consider themselves nations although seem to be more of a tribe being a part of a bigger national and ethnic structure. Not to mention not all have their own flags, which makes it quite difficult to add them here :P. All these questions are still quite disputable and it's a very sophisticated jigsaw made of hundreds or thousands elements. I've done the best I could selecting the flags and I don't think I would argue if someone did choose otherwise**.

I know it's not technically beautiful. I don't have photoshop :ohnoes:
Use it for your enjoyment if you want to. Just not claim it as your own work.

This --> [link] <-- site was very helpful to me when I was collecting the flags and made me learn about a few nations without own countries I eventually included among others.

Lack of postage stamp alike frame is intentional. It's not a "I support/I'm against..." thing. It's more of a badge. Or something like that.




* I don't like the current regime in Belarus and the flag it chosen for the country. But whether I do like it or not, it's currently a official and legal flag of Belarus and thus - although with heavy heart - I used this one.

** In fact I'd love to see someone make his own version. Especially someone who can use photoshop and make his or her stamp really purdy :giggle:


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*EDIT* (gotta love endless editing AFTER submitting :roll:... ;P)

Added field with the title. Made using Microsoft Office Picture Manager :P

Font (just a sample with the needed words, the font download isn't free :( ) taken from this --> [link] <-- site.
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Shikku27316 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Might use this on my profile, because I like the Slavic countries (and I'm part Polish-American), and also, if I figure out how to animate things, can I make some of different ethnic families?
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Carolin12 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huhuhu, tak myślałam, że pomysłodawcą jest Polak/Polka, bo nikt inny nie wpadłby na to, że istnieją tacy ludzie jak Kaszubi. Ciekawy pomysł ! :>
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Viaruslaw Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Slava iz Bulgaria!
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Chefityyyy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
bulgaria..........the base creator of all slavon languages since
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LittleFunNut Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Bulgaria created the languages?! Bulgaria wasn't Slavic until the actual Slavs came and then you took our culture and language. You did NOT invent any languages.
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NekoMcKitty Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
woohoo Slavic Pride XD
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raulero Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Слава Славянам!
Привет из России!

Hail Slavs!
By Mother Russia

:dummy:
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CaptainVoda Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So Macedonians are slavs?! At last someone who knows some history
Well done my friend
:)
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inkognita Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Mother Russia! Oh, my patria...^ ~


Hello to every slavons in deviantArt!
Гордитесь своей национальностью, нацией и родиной! Удачи всем! С праздником!
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Super-Nowa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
I'm gonna try to make one of these with photoshop. And I will make the flags all pretty and stuff. :P

But I won't have it done for a while. :giggle:
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