I don’t often link to long videos because who wants to watch a 15+ minute video that they just happen to stumble across. However, this is a great TED talk; I love the fact that Chicago’s flag is set in the video as the gold standard.1 We now live in Madison, WI, which has a city flag design that follows many of the rules discussed in the video. However, the flag of Wisconsin’s largest city, Milwaukee, is mentioned instead, but not in a good way.
Below, I have linked to the three cities in which I have lived since the video piqued my interest and Milwaukee’s as a counterpoint. I have also included information about the flag designs not mentioned in the video, namely Indianapolis and Madison. Fascinating Stuff.
Fun City Finder states the following about the flag design:
Wikipedia states the following about the flag design:
(Video found via ParisLemon)
The North American Vexillological Association puts the Chicago city flag at the second best in design quality, behind only the flag of Washington, D.C.↩
Posted: May 27, 2015
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