Tuesday, March 15, 2016

City Flag

Did you know Portland has a city flag? It's basically just the city seal set against some blue cloth plus yellow text.
But ever since a TED Talk by Roman Mars ("Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you've never noticed") from last year hit the internet there has been a growing sentiment that we should redesign it. Portland, after all, is home to a lot of creative folks who could surely make a better looking flag that represents our fair city.
The Bangor Daily News, in collaboration with some local folk such as Ben Coursey, a "Casco Bay High School student and flag aficionado," are holding a contest to come up with a new design to bring forward. Check it out here, and enter by March 28th.

Current Portland, Maine USA City Flag photo by Corey Templeton. March 2016.