9.15.2017

Rochester Flag Project



Have you heard of Rochester's flag project?

I'm serving on the committee that's helping with the process, and it is has been massively educational! We met last night from 5:30-8:30pm to look at the first round entires. The public will soon be voting on round 1 as well!

Prior to this experience, I had no real awareness of flag design principles. 

Here's the website to learn more. 

Here are five basic principles:

  1.  KEEP IT SIMPLE: A child should be able to draw it from memory.
  2.  USE MEANINGFUL SYMBOLISM: The flag’s images, colors, or patterns should relate to what it symbolizes.
  3. USE 2-3 COLORS: Limit the number of colors on the flag to three, which contrast well and come from the standard color set.
  4. 4. NO LETTERING OR SEALS: Never use writing of any kind or an organization’s seal.
  5. 5. BE DISTINCTIVE OR BE RELATED: Avoid duplicating other flags, but use similarities to show connections.
Interesting, eh? 

Round 2 will be starting soon, so if you're local, consider contributing a design and/or voting!

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