Flags that try to represent each one instead of everyone, re-imagining the Canadian national arms, Cincinnati neighborhood flags, quarantine and Covid-19 flags, the International Personal Flag Registry, and much more.
Roman Klimeš pays tribute to the internationally famous vexillologist Alfred Znamierowski (1940-2019).
Issue 80 features an obituary for Alfred Znamierowski, a detailed rating of the design of Portland’s flag by a Russian vexillologist, and a new flag quiz by Bard and Benjamin Cosman, and many other vexi-notes.
The innovative CinciFlags project has concluded with an official flag for each of the 52 neighborhoods of Cincinnati, Ohio. It is an impressive accomplishment, with generally high-quality and meaningful designs with consistent style.
Above: Iron Front flag on display in Providence Park. Photo by Kris Lattimore. By Scott Mainwaring, Vexilloid Tabloid #79 For much of the 2019 Major League Soccer season, league officials were engaged in a stand-off with some of MLS’s most passionate fan groups over the league’s decision to ban display of what it deemed “political” […]
Masha Gessen reported in The New Yorker today that a Russian judge had ordered the destruction of a Gadsden Flag seized from prominent Putin critic and video blogger (“vlogger”) Yegor Zhukov: In many of his vlog entries, Zhukov is seated against the backdrop of the Gadsden flag—“Don’t Tread on Me”—which appears to hang in his […]
Raven is a scholarly journal published yearly by the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA). The 26th volume will be out this month. From time to time, Raven includes a bibliography of flag-related items that have appeared in other, non-flag-specific journals. These span a wide range of disciplines, from political science to art history. For Raven […]
The YouTube channel WonderWhy is promoting vexillology with this video uploaded on November 30th, Fascinating Flag Facts. It has over 150,000 views (and over 1300 comments!). They have done a decent job, though falling short in some aspects. For example, they repeat the often said but historically unsupported claim that the shape of Nepal’s flag […]
In 1972 the Smithsonian Institution published this book by former NAVA president Grace Rogers Cooper, Thirteen-Star Flags: Keys to Identification. It contains a wealth of information on the early history of US flags and surviving examples, and how to detect impostors. And the public domain full text is available online! You can read it on […]
The last edition of our newsletter in the 2010s is here. Vexilloid Tabloid #79 features: The Complex Oregon Flag (Michael Orelove) Some Flags and Arms in Victoria, BC (Ted Kaye) A Mashup Flag in Point Roberts (Ted Kaye) The MLS Iron Front Flag Flap (Scott Mainwaring) Five Flags on a Quarter (Michael Orelove) World Geography […]