mostbet
This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Croatia - Proposals for New Flag in 1990

Last modified: 2003-08-30 by
Keywords: croatia | hrvatska |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | | mirrors




See also:


Overview

proposals for Croatian symbols published in 1990, when Croatia was in the time of change from soviet-style symbols to new, more oriented to it's history and Western tradition. As you may see, all proposals are from individuals and all were independent from government - at least at that time. I do not have anything from the main source: presidental office, where the decision was finally made. Also, you may see that many designs are far from any vexillological rules.
Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


Proposals for the New Flag in 1990

Proposal for Croatian symbols by Stijepo Martinovic published in Vjesnik newspaper on July 8, 1990


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001

Coat-of-Arms, Civil and State Flag.
Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


Proposal for Croatian symbols by Boris Ljubicic published in Danas weekly on August 8, 1990


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


Proposal for Croatian symbols by Krsto Ma~uranic published in Danas weekly on August 28, 1990


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


Proposal for Croatian symbols by Tomislav Gotovac published in Danas weekly on September 4, 1990


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


Proposal for Croatian symbols by Danijel Popovic published in Danas weekly on September 4, 1990


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


Proposal for Croatian symbols by Davor Turkovic published in Danas weekly on September 11, 1990


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


Proposal for Croatian symbols by Vlado Buzolic-Stegu published in Danas weekly on September 11, 1990


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


Ceremonial Flag
by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


Presidental Flag
by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


Proposal for Croatian symbols by Ivan Majstorovic and Boris Maleaevic published in Danas weekly on September 11, 1990


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


Proposal for Croatian symbols by Denis Kuljia published in Danas weekly on September 11, 1990


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


Proposal for Croatian symbols by Predrag Raos published in Danas weekly on September 18, 1990


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


Proposal for Croatian symbols by Dejan Kraic published in Danas weekly on September 18, 1990


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


Proposal for Croatian symbols by Marijan Jevaovar published in Danas weekly on September 18, 1990


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


by Janko Ehrlich-Zdvorak, 25 September 2001


Other Proposals for the New Flag

In the late 80's with the growth of national and anti-communist movement, the thoughts of a new flag were heard. There was the obvious problem of collision with the Dutch flag, if there would be just the star removed.

However, the tradition of having the coat of arms in the middle was very strong. Emigrant societies in the world used the one with chequered shield, and many taught it is right to use the same design.

There were some other propositions. Maybe the most radical was the chequered red and white flag, very much alike the one used for car racing. Others were simplifications of the tricolour with coat designs. I include one or two that I think were amongst the best.

[Proposal for Croatian Flag]
by Zeljko Heimer

[Proposal for Croatian Flag]
by Zeljko Heimer

[Proposal for Croatian Flag]
by Zeljko Heimer

All of the three are from 1990, and are some of the designs that have been published in newspapers and debated. Unfortunately, I don't have right now the names of designers. I prefer the first one, simple and easy to recognize among other flags, and at the distance.

Finally, the design with the full coat of arms was preferred and made official, with a coat bigger than on many of the other propositions. The author of the design is, I think, Miroslav Sutej, who made the design of the coat itself, the president's flag, and some other insignia of the state.
Zeljko Heimer, 14 October 1995


Mostbet