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FFF × FoT Nederlands

As part of our week-long turn on Form FiftyFive, this post represented the fine typographic Kingdom of the Netherlands. In researching the Dutch national flag I found the nation that uses orange in everything from their travel brand to their sporting kit, most recently in the World Cup, at one point actually had orange in their flag. Their current tricolor is red/white/blue and the reason for changing from orange to red is obscure. Some theories include that the orange dye was unstable and shifted to red, that new dyes looked more red, that sailors preferred red, and that the House of Orange became less popular.

The orange comes from the leader of the Dutch revolt against Spain, lead by William I, Prince of Orange.

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