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At the French-speaking micronations
summit in Vincennes, July 2018
Flag plate in Royaumes d'aventure book
Olivier Touzeau - Fontenay-sous-Bois - France
I was born in 1973 and grew up in Epernon, France. I have always been interested in geography, maps and flags, and I remember having spent time when I was a kid reading flag plates in encyclopaedias and copying and redrawing the flags that I saw. My first contact with vexillology as a science happened when I discovered in a library the French edition of Whitney Smith's Flags Through the Ages and Across the World, and I began in the 1990s to collect flags and flag images. I am especially interested in historical flags and subnational flags throughout the world and particularly in France.
Fond of geopolitical oddities, short-lived states and micronations, I have created a micronational artistic project in 2000; the Empire of Angyalistan is a quantum micronation whose territory is the horizon, and my personal flag is the imperial standard of this entity.
I am, since 2017, the Secretary-General of the Organization of French-speaking Micronations. In 2018, I organized the second summit of French-speaking micronations in Vincennes and a very careful attention was, of course, given to the flags flown during this event.
Olivier Touzeau, 29 May 2020
We asked Olivier to choose his six favorite flag images from the more than 2150 images he has made for Flags of the World.