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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:30 pm

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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by AllThingsKC » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:44 pm

Now we just need to blue to represent something and the red to represent something and I think we've got ourselves a city flag!
beautyfromashes wrote:This thread is now worse than the Downtown Stadium/ Save our Stadiums thread. It makes me want to shoot myself in the head everytime I see it turn red. Congratulations ATKC, you now = kcdcchef.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:50 pm

AllThingsKC wrote:Now we just need to blue to represent something and the red to represent something and I think we've got ourselves a city flag!
Royals and Chiefs, duh /s

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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:52 pm

I like the idea of blue representing the river.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by AllThingsKC » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:57 pm

And the red could represent the blood of those who fought and died for Kansas City's freedom during the Great American War of Spain... or something cool like that.
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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by Riverite » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:59 pm

It represents the blood of the other cities we will spill to secure the second headquarters for amazon

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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:04 pm

Riverite wrote:It represents the blood of the other cities we will spill to secure the second headquarters for amazon
I like this.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by Riverite » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:10 pm

I mean lets just roll with this idea, we could have a meeting on Halloween where a bunch of Kansas Citians dress as roman gladiators waving the new flag. We then vow to siege any city that Amazon picks if it isn't us. It shows heart and spirit

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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:19 pm

Riverite wrote:I mean lets just roll with this idea, we could have a meeting on Halloween where a bunch of Kansas Citians dress as roman gladiators waving the new flag. We then vow to siege any city that Amazon picks if it isn't us. It shows heart and spirit
We will take HQ2 by force if necessary, yes.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:39 pm

While I'd be fine with either of the designs I've submitted here, I think I actually like the first one a bit better....
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The fountain is just framed better IMO. I can see the appeal of the exact triangles of the second one though.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by HalcyonKC » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:19 am

TheLastGentleman wrote:While I'd be fine with either of the designs I've submitted here, I think I actually like the first one a bit better....
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The fountain is just framed better IMO. I can see the appeal of the exact triangles of the second one though.
Agreed, I liked the framing better on the first one. The angle on your white space traced the angle of the lower edges of the fountain emblem. Going with the triangles loses that framing and almost has a little too much white space at the top, IMO.

Regardless, I think both of your fountain flags look a lot better than the city's current one. A flag that continues with the current fountain symbol probably has better political legs than one that is a from-scratch redesign, since the standing objection to that type of thing is that there is a limited budget to cover existing priorities and there would be costs updating letterheads, websites etc. Walking around downtown, I see the fountain even forged into the steel of many manhole covers--not that I would ever expect those to be replaced even if the city ditched the fountain symbol someday.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by HalcyonKC » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:28 am

Wichita's flag is apparently popular enough that they now have a city flag license plate available through the state of Kansas, with funds going to benefit that city's local parks.

https://wichitaparksfoundation.org/plates-for-parks/

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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by snigglefritz » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:50 am

My girlfriend ruined the fountain symbol for me by complaining that it just looks like a big flaccid penis. :(

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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by WSPanic » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:51 am

I've never seen that before. Not bad, but seems to be a bit of a New Mexico rip off.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by flyingember » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:53 am

snigglefritz wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:50 am
My girlfriend ruined the fountain symbol for me by complaining that it just looks like a big flaccid penis. :(
You're in for a surprise, people use shapes representing sex organs way more than you would think.

The Star of David is a combination of the masculine and feminine symbols

The military thus uses the masculine symbol on their uniforms. When you go up in rank you wear more penises

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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by TheLastGentleman » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:48 pm

snigglefritz wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:50 am
My girlfriend ruined the fountain symbol for me by complaining that it just looks like a big flaccid penis. :(
I don't think it's close enough or obvious enough to matter. The ends are too sharp and the arcs don't quite form the....you know.

I'm sorry, but your girlfriend just has a dirty mind.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by snigglefritz » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:23 pm

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:48 pm
snigglefritz wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:50 am
My girlfriend ruined the fountain symbol for me by complaining that it just looks like a big flaccid penis. :(
I don't think it's close enough or obvious enough to matter. The ends are too sharp and the arcs don't quite form the....you know.

I'm sorry, but your girlfriend just has a dirty mind.
THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I KEEP SAYING

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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by FangKC » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:32 pm

Why is your girlfriend ignoring the Liberty Memorial?

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Re: The KC City Flag

Post by WSPanic » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:47 pm

FangKC wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:32 pm
Why is your girlfriend ignoring the Liberty Memorial?
He did say flacid.

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