The City of Baldwin City has launched an initiative inviting YOU to design our Baldwin City FLAG! Learn more about:

June 14 is FLAG DAY!

‘…in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson marked the anniversary of that decree by officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day. As you celebrate the anniversary of the Stars and Stripes, here are some fast facts about “Old Glory.” ‘

City Flag Examples

The study of flags is termed is vexillology. The North American Vexillological Association, the largest organization of flag enthusiasts and scholars in the world, promoting excellence in vexillology and camaraderie among those interested in flags since 1967.

Check out ” What Makes a Good Flag? “

1. Keep it simple. The flag should be so simple a child can draw it from memory. We recommend designing on a 3×5 index card.

2. Use symbolism that reminds you of Baldwin City. The flag’s images, colors, or patterns should relate to what it symbolizes.

3. Use 2-3 basic colors. Limit the number of colors on the flag to no more than three (3) high contrast colors. No gradients.

4. Avoid lettering of any kind. Remember this is a flag, hanging on a flag pole and flapping in the wind. Lettering is not usually readable.

5. Be unique. Don’t copy other flags, although you may want to use a similarity to show a connection.

Baldwin City Flag Guidelines

 

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