Vexilloid Tabloid #58

The latest issue of the PFA newsletter is here:  The Vexilloid Tabloid #58 (June 2016). Featuring: Introduction: NZ, VT, and Albany (Ted Kaye) A U.S. Canton Honoring Alaska (Michael Orelove) A Flag for the Other Portland (Ted Kaye) Czech Municipal Flags (interview with Petr Exner by Scott Mainwaring) Redesigning the U.S. Flag (Scott Mainwaring) New Flags for Australia's… Continue reading Vexilloid Tabloid #58

New Zealand’s Flag Referendum and Theories of Voting

by Erik Herron, PhD Eberly Family Professor of Political Science West Virginia University (from Vexilloid Tabloid #57) Introduction The disciplines of vexillology and psephology (the scientific study of elections) have many commonalities: both focus on how design and representation intersect. New Zealand’s 2015–16 Flag Referendums caused these two worlds to collide. This article assesses the… Continue reading New Zealand’s Flag Referendum and Theories of Voting

Vexilloid Tabloid #57

The April edition of our newsletter is out early, featuring  an insightful article political science professor and psephologist Erik Herron on last year's referendum in New Zealand. (That vote determined the design that Kiwis are deciding this month whether to adopt as their new national flag.) Contents for Vexilloid Tabloid #57: Introduction: Psephology and NZ; Mississippi (Ted Kaye) How… Continue reading Vexilloid Tabloid #57

New Zealand Seeking an Emblem

Tim Kerr sent us his essay regarding New Zealand's flag change referendums, Seeking an Emblem: Observations on the Tradition of the New Zealand Ensign. Though we are not endorsing it nor verifying its accuracy, it is interesting and timely so we are republishing it here for general vexillological discussion. About the author Tim Kerr has written articles… Continue reading New Zealand Seeking an Emblem

Documenting the Redesign of the New Zealand Flag

If you're interested in the goings on in New Zealand as they select a new flag, you should be reading Dan Newman & Co.'s fantastic blog FLAGDESIGN.NZ: Documenting the Redesign of the New Zealand Flag.  And if you are interested in flag design, you should be interested in New Zealand's process, as it provides great… Continue reading Documenting the Redesign of the New Zealand Flag