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What is the inspiration for this style of logo design?

Recently I've noticed a lot of designs for logos, tshirts, etc. with an X shape with images around it. For instance this Hamilton shirt or this Twitter account. Are they all inspired by some historic flag design? It seems really familiar to me but I can't figure out what it is.
posted by interplanetjanet on Dec 2, 2016 - 14 answers

Help me fly a flag - US, post-election

I'm looking for a flag that represents solidarity and a commitment to progressive ideals, justice and protection for all, including minorities. The opposite of what the Gadsden flag has come to represent. [more inside]
posted by queseyo on Nov 9, 2016 - 16 answers

Big flag + wall = how?

What's the best way to hang this huge old flag in my apartment? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Aug 17, 2016 - 11 answers

Flag to fly for an ally?

Half the houses on my street have rainbow flags waving. I'd like to add my support, but as a straight, cis male I don't know the etiquette. [more inside]
posted by chndrcks on Jun 14, 2016 - 23 answers

Flying Damaged US Flags

The US military follows a time honored tradition of retiring and destroying damaged US flags. That protocol is outlined in US Code, Title 4, Chapter 1 which (link) outlines the disposing of such flags in a manner that shows respect for the flag and the service it has provided. Yet, I frequently see people flying very damaged flags in very prominent locations. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Nov 10, 2015 - 27 answers

Waving a flag against the Confederacy

I live in a place where the confederate flag has sprouted recently, probably as a reactionary gesture. Is there a union flag I could wave that would be a historically appropriate response to this kind of passive racism? The 36 star assassination flag of Lincoln seems possible, but I could use other suggestions.
posted by Bistle on Oct 19, 2015 - 11 answers

How Long Has This Been A Thing?

In the last year, I've noticed more people flying American flags from the beds of pickup trucks. I did some travelling earlier this month and also saw this in Arizona and Utah, but not in Washington DC. The reason for that geographic distinction might be obvious; a different demographic lives and works in the DC Metro area than Salt Lake, Tucson or Portland. But it reminds me of the couple of years right after 9-1-1, when people were flying little flags from their driver's windows. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Aug 7, 2015 - 30 answers

Help me fly some freak flags!

You know those houses with the seasonal nylon, decorative house flags? The ones with the puppies smelling flowers, or the spring tulip, or Santa in the winter and stacks of books with leaves in the fall that wave in the breeze outside of people's houses? I need some help finding some house flags... [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on Aug 2, 2015 - 13 answers

The southern side of the confederate flag discussion

Could you point me to well-articulated discussions supporting the confederate flag? It's sounding like the statehouse flag in SC is likely to come down, but I'm interested to hear the voices on the other side of the issue, such as newspaper editorials or blog posts, especially current ones. [more inside]
posted by spbmp on Jun 23, 2015 - 16 answers

Logos derived/influenced by state flags?

Can you help me find examples of logos that pull elements from, are influenced by state flags?
posted by heavyp08 on Mar 19, 2015 - 17 answers

Passport & cards temporarily out of my hands - any flagging needed?

I left a bag on a plane last night; thankfully it was taken by airline staff to the airport's Lost and Found office and I will pick it up tonight. In it (still) are my U.S. passport, an American Express card, and Visa debit cards from two different bank accts. This is a small airport in a remote Scandinavian town with an extremely low crime rate. No activity today on any of the cards. Still, do I need to put any sort of identity-theft flags on passport and/or on cards?
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2015 - 10 answers

Obscure Outlook bug - flag automatically changes to completed

When I try to flag an email message in Outlook for follow-up, it automatically/instantly changes to completed. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Oct 1, 2014 - 8 answers

If this were a bug or a font, I'd know what website to use.

My neighbor is flying a flag I've never seen before. What is this? What does it mean? [more inside]
posted by dr. boludo on Sep 13, 2014 - 11 answers

I am looking for a multinational flag shirt

Will you help me find a multinational flag shirt? [more inside]
posted by surfgator on May 11, 2014 - 6 answers

What is this cross-based symbol?

What is this cross-based symbol, as if from a coat of arms or a flag or banner? The image I've linked to is an approximate representation roughly drawn without skill from memory. The closest I've found is the flag of (the country) Georgia, but there are some differences: (1) Georgia's is a lighter red, (2) it's missing the end caps on the main cross, (3) its minor crosses have curves, and (4) it's overall elongated horizontally rather than squared.
posted by Flunkie on Apr 9, 2014 - 6 answers

How can I get a Cabbagetown flag to NYC?

My wife adores cabbages, and we both love Toronto and Cabbagetown. Last time we were there we didn't get a chance to grab a Cabbagetown flag, but we've always wanted one. I've been calling the Cabbagetown BIA at the phone number at this blog post, but they have not yet responded to my voicemails or emails. The latter link says you can pick them up at 237 Carlton Street. But I'm in NYC, not Toronto, and cannot get back to Canada anytime soon. How can I get one and have it shipped home? I'm more than happy to pay for it, the shipping, the customs, whatever.
posted by Xoder on Mar 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Why are there numbers on this Egyptian flag?

I saw a poster showing a photo of a protest in Egypt. This image of an Egyptian flag was featured prominently. Why does it have numbers (0128648788) under the central bird motif? Is it a date? A phone number? The image is probably from an Al Jazeera website. The bird doesn't look quite like the official one, either. Is this the flag of some group other than the Egyptian state/
posted by Jasper Fnorde on Sep 16, 2013 - 2 answers

Seeking long lines...

Do you know some long-wait presents? I am planning an anniversary gift, and I would like to show that I want to be with this person for a long time. I am interested in signing up for some long wait tours, experiences or gifts. I am thinking of things like the Canadian flag at parliament hill - a 25 year wait list, but anything >1 year is good. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2013 - 17 answers


Charleston MeFites and/or southerners, please help me identify a flag I saw in South Carolina. [more inside]
posted by socks are for puppets on Dec 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me get rid of this awkward thing

Years ago I acquired an authentic German Nazi flag and I don't know how to properly get rid of it. What is an appropriate way to handle a ~80 year old historical item that I don't wish to keep and also don't want it to end up on some skinhead's wall? [more inside]
posted by dgran on Aug 2, 2012 - 52 answers

What a busy little flag! But whose is it?

Flag Idenifying: can you help identify this flag? Description, but no pictures. [more inside]
posted by Jehan on Jul 5, 2012 - 2 answers

GI Joe: Real Canadian Hero

Did GI Joe fight for other countries? [more inside]
posted by asnider on Jun 21, 2012 - 10 answers

Can someone identify this flag?

What flag is this?
posted by iamkimiam on Dec 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Blue only US flag?

I am looking for "left" or "blue state" American flags or patches in which all the colored part of the flag is blue (eg blue stripes instead of red). Maybe I just cannot get the correct search terms, but I have not been able to find these. Anyone know where such an animal can be got?
posted by ackptui on Nov 14, 2011 - 9 answers

Keep getting flagged on craigslist. Want to conform. Don't know how.

craigslist ad is being flagged repeatedly within 10 minutes of going live. NYC Computer Services. Yes, I have followed every. single. instruction. Does someone have experience with this? [more inside]
posted by reeddavid on May 11, 2011 - 40 answers

Ever bought a mic flag?

How to buy a mic flag: The first week of June I will be attending a meetup via my favorite tech podcaster and I want to gift him with a microphone flag for his Shure SM58 since he records his podcast LIVE every week. [more inside]
posted by TangerineGurl on May 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Help with an average joe flag retirement?

I'm familiar with flag retirement ceremonies conducted by uniformed organizations such as the Boy Scouts. What can I do to have the best flag retirement ceremony conducted by a group of patriotic but yet-unorganized citizens? [more inside]
posted by Picklegnome on Mar 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Where can I buy a decent-sized replica of the flag of the Second Spanish Republic?

Where can I buy a decent-sized replica of the flag of the Second Spanish Republic? (image links inside) [more inside]
posted by parkbench on Jan 2, 2011 - 1 answer

Where to find a high quality version of the OLD Venezuelan flag to buy?

Where to find a high quality version of the OLD Venezuelan flag to buy? [more inside]
posted by wooh on Aug 18, 2010 - 1 answer

if the flag were orange and purple song writers would be outta luck

Why do we say "red, white and blue" to describe the American flag? Who, or what, decided that order?
posted by Lucinda on Jun 14, 2010 - 18 answers

What is the flag on the back of the UVM basketball uniforms?

What is the green flag with a blue canton that appears on the back of the uniforms of the University of Vermont's men's basketball team? It can be seen fairly clearly here and here. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Mar 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Display a Bunch of Banners

How to display a bunch of banners-on-poles in an attractive, cost-effective way? [more inside]
posted by cairnish on Mar 2, 2010 - 4 answers

What is this crazy flag?

What crazy flag is this?
posted by Optimus Chyme on Nov 19, 2009 - 18 answers

Custom view for flagged emails in Entourage?

Custom view for flagged emails in Entourage? I could set up folders, as this article suggests. But I'd like a one-click solution. Is there a one-click method of setting a message's priority to "high"? Then I could make a custom view for high-priority messages. [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Nov 11, 2009 - 1 answer

Canadian flag stuff needed!

where can one get Canadian flag memorabilia in Minneapolis or St. Paul before Saturday afternoon? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Sep 18, 2009 - 3 answers

So much for the "fabric of our lives"...

Where can I find a distressed cotton Japanese navy "rising sun" flag? Or just a regular cotton one so I can distress it myself? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Aug 28, 2009 - 19 answers

Should a non-citizen be saluting the flag?

Should a non-citizen be saluting the flag? ... We have a friend staying for a couple of weeks who is not a US citizen (we're in the USA). He's here mainly for some formal events some to do with the Boy Scouts. He and I seek the proper advice about various national symbols and the right way for a non-citizen to behave. [more inside]
posted by Xhris on Jul 24, 2009 - 35 answers

What does the blue flag with a wavy line represent?

What does the blue flag with a wavy white line (horizontal, I believe) represent? [more inside]
posted by sicem07 on Jun 25, 2009 - 4 answers

What US flag should I hang?

Now that Summer's here, I want to get an American flag (stars + stripes) for the front lawn. Thinking 3x5 is best, but may go for a 4x6 - what's the best flag manufacturer on the market? Should I go with a nylon one to withstand the weather (in the rust belt)? Not too picky on price, but prefer it to be US made...
posted by neoist on Jun 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Unique flag that I can leave outside in the rain

What flag can I fly on the flag pole that came with my house that has the same symbolic value of say the American or Texas flag, but isn't subject to the same code of treatment (ie taken inside when it's raining, etc)? [more inside]
posted by eli_d on May 11, 2009 - 30 answers

Made in South Korea?

Why does the pepsi logo look so similar to the South Korean flag? [more inside]
posted by devnull on May 6, 2009 - 24 answers

Help me find a large flag display case

I need help finding a display case for a very large US flag. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Apr 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Proper Display of a Flag

When hanging the US flag from the front of a house where do you position it from a visitor's viewpoint? [more inside]
posted by Science! on Feb 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Help a transplanted Texan celebrate Independence Day

Where can a friend find a Texas flag in Boston this weekend? Difficulty: no car.
posted by olinerd on Feb 27, 2009 - 1 answer

Half-mast rainbow flag?

A NYT article on Prop 8 begins, "A giant rainbow-colored flag in the gay-friendly Castro neighborhood of San Francisco was flying at half-staff on Wednesday..." Where can I find that image? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Nov 5, 2008 - 2 answers

Flag with a red eight-pointed star on a green field: what is it?

MovieTriviaFilter: I'm trying to identify this flag, as seen in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. [more inside]
posted by greenie2600 on Aug 31, 2008 - 6 answers

Identify my American oil painting

This (early 19th century, mississippi river?) oil on canvas painting (large size, 612 Kb) has been in my family for generations. Who painted it, when, where? [more inside]
posted by stereo on Aug 6, 2008 - 8 answers


I need advice on how to organize an urban, neighbourhood-wide Capture the Flag game. [more inside]
posted by wolfsleepy on May 26, 2008 - 8 answers

How do I care for an antique flag?

Antique Flag Care: How do I care for a WW I era flag? [more inside]
posted by sciurus on May 23, 2008 - 6 answers

Why this flag

Why was a confederate flag used for the ceremony welcoming the pope to the white house?
posted by hortense on Apr 22, 2008 - 4 answers

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