Today is Flag Day. Shout out to the American Flag for being the best of the bunch back in 1777: Since that time you’ve inspired countless heroes, movements, and Kid Rock songs. To celebrate this glorious flag and other inspiring flags like it, we feel it’s our duty as cool flag makers ourselves to curate all the world’s flags and pay them a little homage.
But first: a lil’ background about flags
Did you know that someone who studies flags is called a Vexillologists? Well, now you know. In
addition to vexillologists, there is also a group of flag enthusiasts called the North American Vexillological Association, and they have five rules for what makes a good flag:
- Keep it simple
- Use meaningful symbolism
- Use two to three basic colors
- No lettering or seals of any kind.
- Be distinctive
Not all flags follow this formula—ours sure doesn’t. But just because a flag doesn’t follow these rules doesn’t mean it can’t be cool. So here are some great flags you may not have ever heard of.
Isle of Man Flag
Who knew that ancient Mycenaeans had fidget spinners.
Is it simple? No. Is it awesome? Yes
Even though this flag isn’t in use anymore it still deserves a mention because it is incredibly violent. It’s like if Quentin Tarrantino designed a flag.
Obviously, love the Texas flag, but we may be biased.
Drumheller Alberta, Canada
Finally, how can we forget our Canadian friends? This flag is amazing for one reason: it has a dinosaur on it.
To celebrate our own in house Flag Day, we've also got some more vinyl flags in stock. Grab one for your summer adventures. And stay tuned, because we’re going to start giving you monthly doses of flag fandom.