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Discuss everything regarding the new Biafra to come in this section.
 #154  by Ihemba
 Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:57 am
I was having some fun making possible imagery for a new Biafran government such as logos and the like, and also some nationalistic emblems and other imagery. I'll post them here. I'm interested in using indigenous iconography to inspire how we go about representing ourselves and further with the rejection of European and western imagery and conventions. For example, I'm not a huge fan of the heraldic/achievement coat of arms that is currently being used to represent Biafra, as follows:

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I think if we want to move away from the past mistakes of other African nations and stay true to our ideals of reinventing how Africans think and therefore how we're perceived, we need to stay away from mimicking other nations, even rooting out when we do not realise it. I think the current coat of arms is a noble attempt, but a copy of European traditions nonetheless. Example of non European countries that do not use these kinds of European iconography include Japan and it's seal, Korea and Taiwan. With a simplistic, innovative and progressive state of mind, I believe the half sunshine emblem (okara anwu) that's already on the flag is already a very powerful enough symbol that would serve as an equally powerful official emblem/seal for Biafra, the fact that Half of a Yellow Sun has made such an impact and was named such is evidence of that. Just keeping it simple yet different. This would be easily recognisable in any colour and under any context. As follows:

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 #156  by Ihemba
 Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:01 am
Biafran passport with name in Igbo, Ibibio, Ijo and Ogoni:

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 #157  by Ihemba
 Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:21 am
Waving Biafra flag

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Last edited by Ihemba on Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
 #158  by Ihemba
 Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:44 am
Stock image, Biafran girl (face paint):

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Biafra flag map:

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Last edited by Ihemba on Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:16 pm, edited 2 times in total.
 #160  by Ihemba
 Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:29 am
Out of many one, One written in different language including Igbo Ijo Ibibio Ogoni and Mbembe.

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Last edited by Ihemba on Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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