Hidden Beauty in Flag Icons

The internet is awash in flag icons — tiny representations of flags, in dimensions of a few pixels per side. Here are some 11-by-16 examples in the public domain, from www.famfamfam.com:

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Here’s what happens when you blow them up. (Technically, these were enlarged to 413-by-600 size with the resize/resample function of IrfanView, using the Lanczos filter.)

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Surprising beauty lurks within these icons.

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Author: SDM

Ethnography * Technology * Design

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