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Aysén Region (Chile)

XI Región Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo

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[Aysén regional flag]
image by Antonio Martins-Tuvalkin, 21 May 2016
TYPE: Regional flag
FIS:
USAGE: [-S-/---]
RATIO: 2:3
ADOPTED:


Provincial flags of Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region
Click on the links below to see the list of communes and flags within each province.
  • Aysén
  • Capitán Prat
  • Coyhaique
  • General Carrera

See also:

About the flag

XI Region Aysén does not appear to have an official flag. The de facto flag consists of the regional coat of arms on a white field. It is similar to the previous flag, which was also unofficial.
Alex Garofolo, 6 February 2016

The 2008 photo taken at the National Congress building (in Commons at [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Regional_flags_of_Chile_in_the_National_Congress.jpg], as mentioned), shows a white flag with the essntially the same emblem [as the previous flag] but with some differences centered on it.
Antonio Martins-Tuvalkin, 21 May 2016

Previous flag

[Previous Aysén regional flag]
image by Antonio Martins-Tuvalkin and Mello Luchtenberg, 21 May 2016
based on an image by Wikimedia user B1mbo
TYPE: Obsolete regional flag
FIS:  
USAGE: [-S-/---]
RATIO: 2:3
ADOPTED:
I received today from regional intendent the flag and shield of the XI Región-Aysén. Image available soon. The shield is one of the older of the Chilean regions and was adopted after a contest. The shield is named Cristal de nieve. The flag is unnoficial and has very limited use.
Jaume Ollé, 17 August 1998

Aysén is a provisional unofficial flag (symbols law is not passed yet). Source: Flag Report 10 [frp]
Jaume Ollé, 24 June 2003

Proposed new flag

There have been many attempts to create a new flag for the region. The Spanish Wikipedia article on the subject is at http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandera_de_la_Regi%C3%B3n_Ays%C3%A9n_del_General_Carlos_Ib%C3%A1%C3%B1ez_del_Campo; it says that in 2005 the regional govenrment commissioned Arquetipo, a design company, to come up with flag designs to be later subject of an official plebiscite, which never happen. These designs, along with some documentation oabout which, were published online, and can still be reached as archived in http://web.archive.org/web/20130617092714/http://www.goreaysen.cl/goreaysenwebneo/index.aspx?channel=6108.

Arquetipo presented 6 alternatives, some of them with variants. They all make use of the whole or part of 4 different logotypes, apparently also designed by the company. Green and blue, in variant shades, and white, are predominant in the set.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 May 2016

Hans Foitzick's snowflake design

[Proposed Aysén regional flag]
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 May 2016
based on an original image by Wikimedia user B1mbo

In the Spanish Wikipedia article on this flag, it is mentioned that there is currently (as of 2012) going grassrots campaigning on to have a new flag adopted, regardless of all previous efforts by the regional government.

The most prominent of such compaigns champions a 1:2 unequal triband of green, red, and darker blue with a large white snowflake overall, offset to the hoist — this design authored by one Hans Foitzick.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 May 2016

This version shows a classic stylized/simplified snowflake, made of six “fishbone”-shaped branches drawn in constant-width stroke, with a dot on each corner of its enscribing hexagon. This device is placed on the flag with its enscribing hexagon renston on one of its sides.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 May 2016

[Proposed Aysén regional flag]
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 May 2016
based on an original image by Wikimedia user B1mbo

This version shows a what cannot be termed a snowflake, for lack of 6-fold symmetry: it is an asterisk with 16 spokes, alternating longer and shorter ones, the latters’ tips topped by a dot. This device is drawn in constant-width stroke and placed on the flag with four cardinal spokes aligned to its width and height.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 May 2016

Arquetipo design #1

[Proposed Aysén regional flag] [Proposed Aysén regional flag] [Proposed Aysén regional flag]
images found by António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 May 2016
downloaded from http://web.archive.org/web/20130617092714/http://www.goreaysen.cl/goreaysenwebneo/index.aspx?channel=6108

Flag design no.1 is a generic arrangment of varying elements and color, for which three examples are given. It is shown at http://web.archive.org/web/20130617092714im_/http://www.goreaysen.cl/GoreAysenWebNeo/CONTROLS/NEOCHANNELS/Neo_CH6108/Images/bandera1.jpg.

This generic design consists of a plain background, a wide ring of 10 flying upland geese (Chloephaga picta, locally named avutarda which means otherwise bustard; standing for the 10 communes of the region), and inside this ring a logo above lettering. Cursory analysis of the three shown variants, suggests that the combinable elements are:
  • Background and geese: Either dark blue with alternating teal and white geese, or teal with dark blue geese
  • Logo: featuring mountains and a river, either barely suggested by a stylized empty contour or in three colors with darker blue sky, blue mountains, and green river margins, all loose and separated on a landscape elipse
  • Lettering: Centered, in white and set in several weights of a modern serifless typface; all variants with the word "AYSEN" (sic, no accent mark) larger and under it either: "XI REGION" and under it, samller, "Patagonia chilena", or "XI REGION - CHILE" with the 2nd word in a lighter face, or "PATAGONIA CHILENA" also with the 2nd word in a lighter face
In the proposal document one variant design is shown larger, and two other smaller under it:
  • LARGE: Blue background with 2-golored goose ring, color logo, and lettering in three lines
  • Left: Blue background with 2-golored goose ring, contour logo, and "XI REGION - CHILE."
  • Right: Teal background with blue goose ring, color logo, and "PATAGONIA CHILENA."
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 May 2016

[Fictional proposed Aysén regional flag]
image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 29 May 2016

Not much to salvage, is there? [But since I needed something to do while waiting for the first run I hope to participate in since college (expected outcome: Did finish.):] This is the flag above, which I've based on Bandera 3. I guess it would work better on a longer flag, though.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 29 May 2016

Arquetipo design #2

[Proposed Aysén regional flag]
image found by António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 May 2016
downloaded from http://web.archive.org/web/20130617092714/http://www.goreaysen.cl/goreaysenwebneo/index.aspx?channel=6108

Flag design no. 2 is a sigle item, created from the color logo used as one of the options design no. 1. It is shown at http://web.archive.org/web/20130617092714im_/http://www.goreaysen.cl/GoreAysenWebNeo/CONTROLS/NEOCHANNELS/Neo_CH6108/Images/bandera2.jpg.

This design has a vexillologic background: an unequal triband of dark blue, orange, and teal (approx.: 4+2+3); on it several elements of the logo were cast: On the top fly, taking up the blue and orange stripes, the ring of geese, in white, enclosing the lettering "AYSÉN" (properlly spelled, this time), bold extended, above "PATAGONIA CHILENA" with the 2nd word in a lighter face. On the hoist side of the orange stripes, the mountains from the logo, in blue with wide white edging; emerging from the mountain base the river in a wide dark blue swash enscribed fully in the teal stripe.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 May 2016

[Fictional proposed Aysén regional flag]
image by Antonio Martins-Tuvalkin, 29 May 2016

This design has a vexillologic background: an unequal triband of dark blue, orange, and teal (approx.: 4+2+3). It could really work as a simple, yet distinctive standalone flag design on its own.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 May 2016

Arquetipo design #3

[Proposed Aysén regional flag]
image found by António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 May 2016
downloaded from http://web.archive.org/web/20130617092714/http://www.goreaysen.cl/goreaysenwebneo/index.aspx?channel=6108

Flag design no. 3 is a sigle item, created from the color logo used as one of the options design no. 1 (as also was design no. 2). It is shown at http://web.archive.org/web/20130617092714im_/http://www.goreaysen.cl/GoreAysenWebNeo/CONTROLS/NEOCHANNELS/Neo_CH6108/Images/bandera3.jpg.

This design has also a vexillologic background: an unequal, but horizontally symmetric tetraband of white, dark blue, teal, and white (approx.: 2+1+1+2); centered on it three partly overlapping discs set along the flag's horizontal midline, fimbriated white where they meet the central stripes, and colored (from the hoist:) teal, darker blue, and light blue, the middle disc overlapping the other two, apparently tangent; the diameter of each disc is approx. half the flag's height. On this 3-disc ground, the mountain outline from the color logo used in design no.1, dark blue edged white, placed on the flag's horizontal midline and casting a shadow/reflection on the lower part, this rendered as a darker tone one each of the three discs. Along the top edge of the flag the word "AYSEN" (no accent mark) in dark blue, wide set capitals of the same modern serifless typeface, at medium weight, and along the bottom edge of the flag the words "PATAGONIA CHILENA" in teal, likewise wide set in capitals of the same modern serifless typeface, with the 2nd word in a lighter face.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 May 2016

[Fictional proposed Aysén regional flag]
image by Antonio Martins-Tuvalkin, 29 May 2016

The lateral discs are not tangent "under" the middle one, after all, as I found out while creating the simplied version; it could really work as a simple, yet distinctive standalone flag design on its own.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 May 2016

Arquetipo design #4

[Proposed Aysén regional flag]
image by Antonio Martins-Tuvalkin, 29 May 2016
based on an image by Wikimedia user B1mbo

Flag design no. 4 is a sigle item, created from the color logo used as one of the options design no. 1 (as also was designs no. 2 and 3). It is shown at http://web.archive.org/web/20130617092714im_/http://www.goreaysen.cl/GoreAysenWebNeo/CONTROLS/NEOCHANNELS/Neo_CH6108/Images/bandera4.jpg and http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Ays%C3%A9n,_Chile_%28proposal,_2005%29.svg, as redrawn by Wikimedia user B1mbo.

This design has also a vexillologic background: an vertical diband of green and dark blue with an overall pair of horizontal stripes, dark blue and green, counterchanged. On this background, the mountain outline from the color logo used in design no.1, with an additional condor in flight, rendered white, the mountain dark blue edged white, placed on the bottom edge of the lowest of the middle stripes and extending to the other; an arc of ten five-pointed regular white stars pointing up (possibly standing for the 10 communes of the region like the geese of design no. 1 but not stated in the official description) surrounds the mountain. Under the mountain, on the green area, the word "AYSEN" (no accent mark) in dark blue, set with terrible kerning in white capitals of the same modern serifless typeface, at demi bold weight, and along the bottom edge of the flag, on the dark blue area, the words "PATAGONIA CHILE," likewise set in white capitals of the same modern serifless typeface, with the 2nd word in a lighter face.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 May 2016

[Fictional proposed Aysén regional flag]
image by Antonio Martins-Tuvalkin, 29 May 2016

This design has a vexillologic background: it could really work as a simple, yet distinctive standalone flag.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 May 2016

Arquetipo design #5

[Proposed Aysén regional flag] [Proposed Aysén regional flag]
images found by António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 May 2016
downloaded from http://web.archive.org/web/20130617092714/http://www.goreaysen.cl/goreaysenwebneo/index.aspx?channel=6108

Flag design no. 5 shows in the plate actually two different designs (see http://web.archive.org/web/20130617092714im_/http://www.goreaysen.cl/GoreAysenWebNeo/CONTROLS/NEOCHANNELS/Neo_CH6108/Images/bandera5.jpg — their only shared trait is the presence of a dark blue-edged, centered disc showing the main image of the 1986 emblem (horses, rider, dog, mountains, and fjord), with slight differences.

The first variant is a white flag with a dark blue-edged disc showing the the main image of the 1986 emblem; it is horizontally centered but closer to the lower edge of the flag to make room for black lettering, in two lines, reading "AYSEN" and "XI REGION" — misspelled with no accent marks, set in bold serifless capitals. The image from the emblem shows a white glaciar, purplish dark blue mountains, light brown mammals (i.e., dog, horse, mule, and human), teal grass, green forground things (What are these, tree tops?), and the water surface of the fjord in a horizontal teal-to-pink gradient. Diameter of the disc is approx. 3/5ths the flag's height.

The second variant is a blue flag with a horizontal stripe on it, teal fimbriated white, and the emblem goes on top, centered, also in a dark blue edged disc, barely visible against the background. The image from the emblem shows a white glaciar, purplish dark blue mountains with the closest one more purplish, black mammals (i.e., dog, horse, mule, and human), teal grass, green forground things, and the water surface of the fjord in a horizontal teal-to-pink gradient. Around the disc, an arch of 10 white stars above, and the lettering "PATAGONIA CHILENA" curved below. Diameter of the disc is approx. 2/3ths the flag's height. On the teal stripe white lettering reading "XI REGION" on the hoist side and "AYSEN" — all lettering in white serifless bold capitals.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 May 2016

Arquetipo design #6

[Proposed Aysén regional flag] [Proposed Aysén regional flag]
images found by António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 May 2016
downloaded from http://web.archive.org/web/20130617092714/http://www.goreaysen.cl/goreaysenwebneo/index.aspx?channel=6108

Flag design no. 6 consists of two slightly different designs, (see http://web.archive.org/web/20130617092714im_/http://www.goreaysen.cl/GoreAysenWebNeo/CONTROLS/NEOCHANNELS/Neo_CH6108/Images/bandera6.jpg) which are actually simplified from the 2nd variant of what was presented as design no. 5:

A blue flag with a horizontal stripe on it, teal fimbriated white, and the emblem on top, in a centered, dark blue edged disc, barely visible against the background. The image from the emblem shows a white glaciar, dark blue mountains with the closest one purplish, grass in a horizontal acqua-to-teal gradient, and the water surface of the fjord in a horizontal blue-to-cyan gradient. Gone are all the figures (dog, horse, mule, and rider), as well as the pointy foreground elements. Around the disc, an arch of 10 white stars above, and the lettering "PATAGONIA CHILENA" curved below. Diameter of the disc is approx. 2/3ths the flag's height. On the teal stripe white lettering reading "XI REGION" on the hoist side and "AYSEN" — all lettering in white serifless bold capitals.

The two presented variants differ slightly in the details of the mountain crest edges, and in the thickness of the stripe:
  • The first variant shows rounder and simpler mountain crest edges.
  • The secont variant shows a slightly narrower stripe, proportionally off center (i.e., located so that the lower edge of the stripe is the same in both variants).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 May 2016

Unidentified flag

[Unknown flag in Aysén region]
image by Valentin Poposki, 6 February 2016

This UFE (unidentified flag or ensign) might be related to the 2005 government effort to commission a new regional flag. Sadly there is no context.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 May 2016