Vexilloid Tabloid #56

Our latest newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid #56,  is our longest ever!  It features:

  • The Mere-Exposure Effect (Ted Kaye)
  • Flags for the Year 2016 (David Koski and Scott Mainwaring)
  • Counterchanged Flags (David Koski)
  • Flag for Cascadia by Night (Random Pendragon)
  • Swastikas in Japan (Alexander Baretich)
  • There Is No Flag Large Enough… (Scott Mainwaring)
  • Taíno Heritage in Puerto Rican Flags (Carlos Alberto Morales Ramírez)
  • Field Report — New Zealand (Ted Kaye)
  • Flag for The River of the Mind (Casey Sims)

And, as always: notes from our last meeting, the Portland flag miscellany, the What’s that Flag? quiz, and more!

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Vexilloid Tabloid #55

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Our latest newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid #55,  is here!  It features:

  • City Flag Redesign (Ted Kaye)
  • Field Report: New England & Canada (Michael Orelove)
  • Field Report: Australia (Ted Kaye)
  • Great Flag Resources on the Web

And, as always: notes from our last meeting, the Portland flag miscellany, the What’s that Flag? quiz, and more!

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Vexilloid Tabloid #53

The fifty-third edition of our club newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid, is here, featuring:

  • The Confederate Flag Flap (Ted Kaye)
  • Flags of the Rose Festival Fleet (Scott Mainwaring)
  • A Flag for Pluto (Scott Mainwaring)
  • The Cascadian Nautical Flag (Alexander Baretich)

And, as always: notes from our last meeting, flags in the news, the Portland flag miscellany, the What’s that Flag? quiz, and more!

Vexilloid Tabloid #52

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The Vexilloid Tabloid #52 (June 2015) is here!  The issue features:

  • A New Flag for Fiji—A Work in Progress (Ted Kaye)
  • US State Flag People: A Quiz (Scott Mainwaring)
  • Oregon Flag Registry Update
  • Washington Redux (Michael Orelove)

And as always you’ll find Flags in the News (news stories featuring flags), Flutterings (highlights from the last PFA meeting), and Portland Flag Miscellany (news about Portland’s city flag).  Instead of a What’s that Flag quiz, this issue features the US State Flag people puzzle.

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Vexilloid Tabloid #51

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Issue 51 of our newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid, has arrived.  As always, it’s available as a PDF file on this site. You can also get it and future issues delivered to your inbox by emailing your request to subscribe@portlandflag.org.

VexTab 51 features:

  • The Oregon Flag Registry (Ted Kaye)
  • Las Banderas de Nuestros Hijos (book review)
  • The Portland Ska Flag (Casey Sims)

You’ll also find a What’s that Flag? quiz from Scott Mainwaring, notes from the January PFA meeting hosted by Patrick Genna, the latest on flags in or of Portland in Portland Flag Miscellany, and other items of vexillological interest.

Past issues of the Vexilloid Tabloid are available at portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid.

Host Patrick Genna shares a recent Goodwill acquisition as Michael Orelove and Max Liberman (wearing flag tie) look on.
Host Patrick Genna shares a recent Goodwill acquisition as Michael Orelove and Max Liberman (wearing flag tie) look on.
Michael Orelove and Scott Mainwaring stretch out an 8' x 12' Oregon state flag.
Michael Orelove and Scott Mainwaring stretch out an 8′ x 12′ Oregon state flag.
To garner favor after an anti-gay controversy, the Moreland Farmer's Pantry flies Oregon, Portland, and Rainbow flags.  (Thanks to Bill Trinkle for the tip.)
To garner favor after an anti-gay controversy, the Moreland Farmer’s Pantry flies Oregon, Portland, and Rainbow flags. (Thanks to Bill Trinkle for the tip.)

The Vexilloid Tabloid – 50th edition!

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The February 2015 edition of our newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid, is the fiftieth we’ve published!  As always, it’s available as a PDF file on this site. You can also get it and future issues delivered to your inbox by emailing your request to subscribe@portlandflag.org.

VexTab 50 features:

  • The Vexilloid Tabloid at 50 Issues (Ted Kaye)
  • Provo Puts a Logo on a Bedsheet (Scott Mainwaring; previous blogged here)
  • A Flag’s Average Color (David Koski)

You’ll also find a most unusual What’s that Flag? quiz from David Koski, notes from the January PFA meeting hosted by Jesse Spillers, the latest on flags in or of Portland in Portland Flag Miscellany, and other items of vexillological interest.

Past issues of the Vexilloid Tabloid are available at portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid.

Carl Larson shows the distinctive flag of the Taranaki region of New Zealand, where he spent half a year as a high school exchange student.
Carl Larson shows the distinctive flag of the Taranaki region of New Zealand, where he spent half a year as a high school exchange student.
The flag of Salem Oregon (1972), a recent acquisition by Michael Orelove, features a star and a stylized image of the state capitol’s cupola.
The flag of Salem, Oregon (1972), a recent acquisition by Michael Orelove, features a star and a stylized image of the state capitol’s cupola.
Becky Olson shows her own creation, a flag representing the warmth of Carl Larson’s house in winter.
Becky Olson shows her own creation, a flag representing the warmth of Carl Larson’s house in winter.

The Vexilloid Tabloid for December 2014

The December Issue (#49) of the Vexilloid Tabloid features:

  • The PFA Turns 20 (Ted Kaye and John Hood)
  • Bay Area Flag Report (Ted Kaye)
  • Flag Wrapping Paper (David Koski)

You’ll also find a “What’s that Flag?” quiz from David Ferriday, notes from the November PFA meeting hosted by Michael Orelove, and other items of vexillological interest.

Past issues of the Vexilloid Tabloid are available at portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid.

Vexilloid Tabloid #48

Here is October Issue (#48) of the Vexilloid Tabloid, featuring:

  • Updating the Portland Flag’s Specs (Ted Kaye)
  • Raising the Alaska State Flag (Michael Orelove)
  • White Flags (Scott Mainwaring)

You’ll also find a “What’s that Flag?” quiz from David Ferriday, Ted Kaye’s notes from the very well attended September PFA meeting, and other items of vexillological interest.

Past issues of the Vexilloid Tabloid are available at portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid.

“Zulu” says Carl Larson, showing one of many maritime flags he’s acquired.
“Zulu” says Carl Larson, showing one of many maritime flags he’s acquired.
“Stare at the center star until your patriotism increases.” (Sources:   http:/www.deceptology.com/2012/07/the-american-flag-optical-illusion.html http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/5639/2020/1600/615733/unionjackafterimg.jpg)
“Stare at the center star until your patriotism increases.” (Sources: http:/www.deceptology.com/2012/07/the-american-flag-optical-illusion.html
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The Alaska flag in Michael Orelove’s “flower bed”.  The blue flowers are lobelia, (“Crystal Palace”); the second star is correctly depicted as a multiple-star system.
The Alaska flag in Michael Orelove’s “flower bed”. The blue flowers are lobelia, (“Crystal Palace”); the second star is correctly depicted as a multiple-star system.
By deconstructing an actual flag, Michael Orelove (L) demonstrates that                                      Washington’s obverse is actually the mirror image of its reverse (so George always faces the hoist).
By deconstructing an actual flag, Michael Orelove (L) demonstrates that Washington’s obverse is actually the mirror image of its reverse (so George always faces the hoist).
Larry Snyder designed the flag for  U.S. Power Squadron District 32.
Larry Snyder designed the flag for U.S. Power Squadron District 32.
Lindsey Matson delves into the world of alternate history flags.
Lindsey Matson delves into the world of alternate history flags.
In the evening’s most popular topic, Patrick Genna explains the history of the   Union Flag and explores the vexillographic implications of Scottish independence.
In the evening’s most popular topic, Patrick Genna explains the history of the Union Flag and explores the vexillographic implications of Scottish independence.
Cupcakes in the PFA / Portland flag colors, courtesy of Keryn Anchel.
Cupcakes in the PFA / Portland flag colors, courtesy of Keryn Anchel.
David Ferriday (L) and Carl Larson (R) with historic US flags poster.
David Ferriday (L) and Carl Larson (R) with historic US flags poster.
John Niggley recalls the recent 2014 FIFA World Cup with a licensed flag.
John Niggley recalls the recent 2014 FIFA World Cup with a licensed flag.
A Pennsylvania native, Dave Anchel describes the flags of the Civil War held in its capitol’s collection.
A Pennsylvania native, Dave Anchel describes the flags of the Civil War held in its capitol’s collection.
FLAT BAG, c. 1885  Glass beads on hide with cotton lining. The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection, 2012.25.72. Note the unusual color reversals in what is still clearly meant as a U.S. flag. (On display at the Portland Art Museum.)
FLAT BAG, c. 1885 Glass beads on hide with cotton lining.
The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection, 2012.25.72.
Note the unusual color reversals in what is still clearly meant as a U.S. flag. (On display at the Portland Art Museum.)
The Portland Pedalpalooza  Bike Festival uses the flag of Portland (along with Cascadia’s) to promote an eclectic mix of over 260 events. (Source: Portland Mercury 6/4/2014)
The Portland Pedalpalooza Bike Festival uses the flag of Portland (along with Cascadia’s) to promote an eclectic mix of over 260 events.
(Source: Portland Mercury 6/4/2014)

Vexilloid Tabloid #47

It may still be July, but the August Issue (#47) of the Vexilloid Tabloid is here.  In it you will find articles on:

  • The Canadian Native Flag (Curtis Wilson)
  • Toronto’s City Flag (Scott Mainwaring)
  • Nepal: One Flag – Four Hands (Michael Orelove)
  • Flags of “American Nations” (Ted Kaye)

You’ll also find a “What’s that Flag?” quiz from Scott Mainwaring, and Ted Kaye’s notes from the very well attended July PFA meeting at his home.

Past issues of the Vexilloid Tabloid are available at portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid.

The Canadian Native Flag by Kwakwaka’wakw artist Curtis Wilson
A disgruntled Torontonian’s opinion shortly after the unveiling of the city flag.
Kate Cushman honors her late father’s origins in County Kilkenny, Ireland
Jonathon, Pam, and Hannah Turlove hold the flag of Nepal. It took four hands to hold the flag for the photo.