Our Most Popular Posts of 2015

Here are our 20 most-viewed* blog posts of the year.


#20 – Andy Warhol and the American Flag (226 views)

Andy Warhol, 1983 - by Alberto Schommer
Andy Warhol, 1983 – by Alberto Schommer

#19 – Fargo — A Flag for the Flagless? (247 views)

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The most popular submission is this remarkably simple but unconventional design.

#18 – Heart Flags (257 views)

Tim Van Horn took 2010 portraits of Canadians between 10/08 and 1/10, and created this Canadian Heart Flag mosaic.
Tim Van Horn took 2010 portraits of Canadians between 10/08 and 1/10, and created this Canadian Heart Flag mosaic.

#17 – American Flag Refreshed for 2015 (303 views)

Flag of the United States of America, as of 1 April 2015.
Flag of the United States of America, as of 1 April 2015.

#16 – The Flag of HDYNATION (307 views)

A Flosstradamusified Chicago flag.
A Flosstradamusified Chicago flag.

#15 – Outkast’s Stankonia flag (330 views)

Cover of the album Stankonia.
Cover of the album Stankonia.

#14 – Letter Society Project 25: City Flag (338)

"For Project 25, we are going to be (re)designing a city flag. It doesn’t matter which city. Just pick one and make a beautiful flag for it :)" June 2015 design challenge by @LetterSociety
“For Project 25, we are going to be (re)designing a city flag. It doesn’t matter which city. Just pick one and make a beautiful flag for it :)” June 2015 design challenge by @LetterSociety

#13 – US City Flag Improvement Efforts (353 views)

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Current flag of Grand Rapids, Michigan

#12 – Improving Boston’s City Flag (381 views)

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Flag of Boston, Massachusetts.

#10 – Historical Flags (385 views)

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Pete Loeser’s website Historical Flags of Our Ancestors has grown over time into a wonderful resource for vexillologists and flag enthusiasts.

#10 – Provo Puts Its Latest Logo on a Bedsheet (385 views)

Flag of Provo as of January 6, 2015. Designed by Stephen Hales.
Flag of Provo as of January 6, 2015. Designed by Stephen Hales.

#9 – Designs Sought for New Milwaukee Flag (414 views)

The city flag of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, designed by former alderman Fred Steffan in 1955 based on submissions to a design contest.
The city flag of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, designed by former alderman Fred Steffan in 1955 based on submissions to a design contest.

#8 – The Vexillogicast (427 views)

Simon the Cannibal
Simon the Cannibal

#7 – Mexican-American Flags (495 views)

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Mexican-American Flag, by Nacho Becerra. Tapestry with silkscreened stars and altered sarape.

#6 – SF Flag Redesigns (563 views)

Rachel Berger's proposal symbolizes changing fortunes: "the story of [SF] has never been flat". It can be hung with the arrow ascending, or descending, depending on the flyer's mood.
Rachel Berger’s proposal symbolizes changing fortunes: “the story of [SF] has never been flat”. It can be hung with the arrow ascending, or descending, depending on the flyer’s mood.

#5 – Machine Gun Kelly: Raise the Flag (595 views)

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From the music video: a black and white version of the US/EST 19XX flag, sewn together with a standard US flag.

#4 – Andy Warhol, NASA, and the Making of “Moonwalk” (1,248 views)

Detail of the original raw image, showing Armstrong reflected in Aldrin's visor.
Detail of the original raw image, showing Armstrong reflected in Aldrin’s visor.

#3 – Hip Hop and the Confederate Flag (1,401 views)

Image on Yeezus 2013 merchandise. From "Kanye West Is Trying To Take The Confederate Flag Back" by Sharmin Kent on thinkprogress.com.
Image on Yeezus 2013 merchandise. From “Kanye West Is Trying To Take The Confederate Flag Back” by Sharmin Kent on thinkprogress.com.

#2 – What If There Were No Third Flag Act? (1,715 views)

Michael Orelove and his 50-star, 50-stripe US flag.
Michael Orelove and his 50-star, 50-stripe US flag.

#1 – 23 Finalists for New Fiji Flag (32,833 views)

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The current Fijian flag

* as of 28 December 2015, excluding the number of times a post was viewed via our homepage, portlandflag.org.

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Author: SDM

Ethnography * Technology * Design

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