First, I want you to watch this TED Talk from Roman Mars:
As you watch this, you might realize, as I did, that you're not familiar with your city's flag. I live in St. John's, and I don't know if I've ever seen it flown. I wouldn't even be able to tell you if it flies over city hall.
Here's what it looks like:
As you can see, this flag is simply the city's crest on a white background... which, if you watched the video, you know violates the rules of good flag design - and good design in general.
One thing that Roman said really stood out to me: the positive feedback loop of civic pride and good flag design. Like Amsterdam, with its "badass" flag.
Looking at other flags of municipalities in Newfoundland, it seems most choose to stick their crest on a background and call it a flag. They are the S.O.B.'s that Roman mentioned in his video: Seals On a Bedsheet. Can anything be done to remedy this? Is redesigning the flag of the city of St. John's a possibility?
I think the first step would be to get those in city hall to watch that TED talk.
Do you think your city's or town's flag needs a facelift? What would it look like if you had the power the design it?
I have the urge to start designing a new flag, myself!