Flutterings (from VexTab #54)

from Vexilloid Tabloid #54 Note: “Flutterings” — notes from the editor on our last meeting — is a regular feature in The Vexilloid Tabloid. September 2015 Flutterings You Need to Know In our September meeting, hosted by Larry Snyder in a small theater—complete with fresh popcorn—at the Oswego Pointe development in Lake Oswego, 8 PFA members enjoyed a… Continue reading Flutterings (from VexTab #54)

Flag Art by Nimai Kesten

Nimai Kesten (www.nimaikesten.com) grew up in an abusive Hare Krishna boarding school in Lake Huntington, NY before transforming "into a loud-mouthed, rebellious, New York City graffiti writing skateboarder" and surfer.  He writes in his bio: In his early 20's, Nimai began to look at the life he carved out on the streets of New York for himself… Continue reading Flag Art by Nimai Kesten

Zaricor Flag Collection

The Zaricor Flag Collection (ZFC) is the result of decades of flag collecting by wealthy California businessman Ben Zaricor. Its curator, the vexillologist and former flag merchant Jim Ferrigan, writes: The [ZFC], as the noted flag historian, the late Howard Madaus stated, is the largest most important representation of U.S. and American flags in the world.… Continue reading Zaricor Flag Collection

Flags and Emancipation in Cuba

Esther Allen has an excellent piece in NYR Daily about the history of US-Cuba relations, including this fascinating story about the Cuban flag: For its part, the US government had had an eye on Cuba at least since the beginning of the nineteenth century, when Thomas Jefferson tried without success to buy the colony from… Continue reading Flags and Emancipation in Cuba