Flag Day, *DC* Flag Day

This Sunday is Flag Day in the United States, celebrating the official adoption of the national flag on 14 June 1777 as the Second Continental Congress decreed: “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing […]

The International Flag of Planet Earth

For his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications project at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden, Oskar Pernefeldt has produced a very slick set of marketing materials for an “official proposal” for “the International Flag of Planet Earth“.  On May 18th, Jacob Kastrenakes posted on The Verge a writeup entitled, with needless belligerency, This is the flag we’ll plant […]

Randall Gray’s Flag for Oregon

By Ted Kaye; revised by Scott Mainwaring Originally published in The Vexilloid Tabloid #30, October 2011 The PFA has honored Randall Gray of West Linn for his re-design of the Oregon State Flag, which received the most votes in The Oregonian‘s contest in 2008-09. In a celebration hosted in February by Mike Hale at Elmer’s Flag & Banner, […]

How to Honor Those in Uniform?

From the December 24th Daily Tribune in Mount Pleasant, Texas comes this image of seven flags sharing a pole. In order, they are: Although the flags are in the correct order, and there doesn’t seem to be any written rule about how many flags is too many when flown in this fashion, the overall effect is […]

Vexillonairing in Coos Bay

By Scott Mainwaring and Ted Kaye, based on reporting by Devan Patel and Tim Novotny in the Coos Bay World Vexillonnaires in Coos Bay, on the southern Oregon coast, have prompted the redesign of a prominent flag display along the city’s waterfront. In 1991 residents wanting to “spruce up” Coos Bay convinced the city to fly flags representing […]

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.