Vexilloid Tabloid #67

Travel into the future with our December newsletter available now here in November! Issue 67 features: A Theory of City SOB Flags (Ted Kaye) The Flag Fusions of Pedro Lasch (Scott Mainwaring) A New Flag for Burlington, Vermont (Ted Kaye) Travels with Flags (Michael Orelove) Oregon Flag Registry Update And, as always highlights from our […]

Vexilloid Tabloid #66

Here is the 66th edition of our club newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid, founded in 1999 by the late, great John Hood.  Our October 2017 edition features: When Cities Reject Their New Flags (Ted Kaye) 100 Days Action Resistance Flag (Cristina Victor) The Mt. Rushmore State (Michael Orelove) Vexiday: The Second World Vexillology Day in Portland […]

Vexilloid Tabloid #65

There are lots of features in our latest newsletter (Vexilloid Tabloid #65): Flag Burning in Portland (Ted Kaye) Kids’ Flags from Room 25, Oak Knoll Elementary, Menlo Park (Bill Quarré) Chicago Flag Finds a New Home in Gresham (Michael Orelove) Reimagining the Royal and Vice-Regal Flags of the Commonwealth (Max Liberman) The OPEN Flag (Carl […]

A Flag Worth Dying For

Hitting US booksellers this Independence Day, a new flag book is attracting some media attention: British journalist and BBC commentator Tim Marshall’s A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics Behind National Symbols. (The UK version was published last year under the title Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags.) Marshall tackles […]

Columbia, SC Soliciting Feedback On 18 Finalists

As Ted Kaye noted last November, South Carolina’s capital Columbia is looking to replace its SOB flag with something that better reflects the contemporary city and that will be embraced instead of ignored by the public. After receiving 547 proposed designs, the Columbia Design League had a panel of NAVA members select 18 finalists to […]

San Francisco Curbs Its Enthusiasm

As we reported in 2015, design journalist Roman Mars spearheaded a prominent effort to revise San Francisco’s flag, starting with a discussion of its problems in his immensely popular TED Talk, Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you’ve never noticed. He enlisted the sponsorship of design company Autodesk, attracted some media attention, including […]

Rochester (Minnesota) Flag Project

The Rochester Flag Project, a community organization in Minnesota seeking to change the Rochester city flag, is soliciting designs at rochesterflag.com/contest. Interestingly, they are hosting two rounds of design submissions this year — the first round ends August 18, and the second will run from October 16 to November 17. And each round will result in […]

Municipal Flag Improvement Update

We’re up to a total of 80 efforts to create or redesign US and Canadian flags of cities, towns, or other municipalities, as tracked on our Municipal Flag Improvement page. Many of these have been inspired by the TED Talk Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you’ve never noticed by Roman Mars of the […]

Code Switch on Flags

The Code Switch project at National Public Radio covers race, ethnicity, and culture in the US. Today, in honor of Flag Day in the US, they published two flag-related podcasts. (Well, published one and re-published another.) Here they are, for your vexillological listening pleasure. On Flag Day, Remembering The Red, Black And Green by LEAH […]