Vexilloid Tabloid #31

Issue 31 of our newsletter The Vexilloid Tabloid is here, thanks to interim editor  Ted Kaye.  The new issue features: A Flag for All Mankind in the 21st Century (David W. Ferriday) Japanese Battle Standards (Patrick Genna) Remembering John Hood Book Review: New Wave – Facts about Flags (Ted Kaye) The Seal of the State of […]

Vexilloid Tabloid #30

At long last, a new edition of  The Vexilloid Tabloid is here!  Ted Kaye is serving as interim editor.  The new issue features: Obituary:  John Hood 1934-2011 In John Hood’s Footsteps (Ted Kaye) United Nations Flag Project (Michael Orelove) Honoring the Designer of the “new” Oregon State Flag Old Glory Afghan (Michael Orelove) and as always […]

John Hood 1934-2011

Everyone who drove on S.E. 39th Avenue opposite Laurelhurst Park knew the Flag House. Portlanders enjoyed the changing daily display of three flags—all flown for some special reason—by John Hood. There, with his long-time companion Vivian Jackson, he built a collection of over 600 full-size flags and enthusiastically shared them with passersby based on a […]

Notes on the September 2011 meeting

We had another lively discussion, this time in the somewhat hard to find Tupelo Alley “Eco-Lounge”. We had decent attendance, though we particularly missed John Hood, who was unable to attend due to health issues. Here are a few highlights, each with an illustration! Scott Mainwaring and Ted Kaye gave a brief report on their […]

September meeting this Thursday

Scott Mainwaring is hosting this month’s meeting of the Portland Flag Association at 7 p.m., Thursday, September 8, 2011. For details, see the Next Meeting page for details.  Hope to see you there!

Rainbow flag foolishness in Antelope Valley (Cal.)

Apparently the organizers of the Antelope Valley Fair in the California desert inadvertently chose to festoon their venue with LGBT rainbow flags. A local blog documents the official and community reaction: ordinary-gentlemen.com/burtlikko/2011/08/19/that-flag-means-what-now/ Underscores the need for more widespread flag education, this does.

Half the Oregon flag on a stamp

There was a ceremony in Salem today to announce a new USPS stamp featuring the Oregon state flag. (Actually, only one side of the state flag — the obverse — leaving what some would argue is the better side hidden.) See: Elida S. Perez, “Oregon state flag is featured in latest Forever stamp”, Salem Statesman […]