Flags in the Time of COVID-19, design conversation with John Cartledge, flags in the style of another, women’s suffrage flags, “Rogue States”, and much more.
Flag use has long played a prominent role in times of crisis, and the Covid-19 pandemic is no exception. Here are some ways that flags are in the news and social media.
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 […]