Who knew that a flag would cause so much discussion? This reminds me a little bit of branding – the more that’s suggested, the more snarky remarks a potential design receives. I suppose that’s why I should be grateful for thick skin.
Here’s the deal… I’d like to see your ideas (don’t worry, I’ll be much nicer about what you produce than what’s been shared with me).
Over the next two weeks (today until June 3), I want you to mail your flag ideas to the City’s Deputy Mayor, Corey Norman, at firstname.lastname@example.org. He’ll compile your designs and share them with a small group of citizens to come up with a few recommendations. Those that are chosen will then be shared here for your feedback and then sent to council for potential adoption.
These are the criteria (you’ve seen this list before) that your flag must meet if it’s going to get in the running for consideration:
- It has to be simple. This means a child could draw it.
- It should be symbolically rich with references to the city.
- It can’t have more than a few simple colors that contrast well.
- It can’t have letters or a seal.
- It needs to be unique and not look like every other flag.
- The flag can’t be trendy, meaning we need to stay away from things that say, “That was designed in 2014.” I love our city’s logo but that will likely change at some point.
So put your pencil to paper and get us what you think would be a good flag that can be around for years to come.