After I watched this amazing presentation by Roman Mars about flag design, I wondered what my city flag was. I did a little research and found this.
It's kind of an S.O.B (seal on a bedsheet) and doesn't meet all the criteria for great flag design. Honestly, I didn't know that cities had flags or that most of them are less than desirable to fly at full mast.
Ted Kaye wrote the book, "Good Flag, Bad Flag: How to Design a Great Flag." He lists a few guidelines for a memorable flag.
- Keep it simple, so simple a child can draw it from memory.
- Use meaningful symbolism.
- Use two to three basic colors.
- No lettering or seals of any kind.
- Be distinctive or be related.
So here is my interpretation of a Bryan Texas flag. I used the current city sign for inspiration. The colors and star are an homage to our great state and the x is a classic railroad crossing symbol.
What do you think? Should I incorporate more symbolism? Did you know your city had a flag? Let me know what you think, because I would love for my city to have a flag that citizens want to fly high.