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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby slimwhitman » Mon May 13, 2013 11:31 am

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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby bobbyhawks » Mon May 13, 2013 1:57 pm

I had an idea a bit ago to use the geography of the region in the flag, showing the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers. My basic draft is just an MS Paint version of a flag with a Google Maps trace over the rivers, though the initial colors I used are a bit too much like the scuba flag.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby chingon » Tue May 14, 2013 9:00 am

Too close to StL's (which ironically, looks more like the Kaw/MO confluence than the MO/Mississippi).

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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby bobbyhawks » Tue May 14, 2013 9:15 am

chingon wrote:Too close to StL's (which ironically, looks more like the Kaw/MO confluence than the MO/Mississippi).

Wow. That is creepy. It does not look familiar to me, but I wouldn't be shocked if that was lurking in my conscience somewhere. I was going for more of a Monarchs hat look, but even the color scheme ended up similar.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby AllThingsKC » Tue May 14, 2013 10:06 am

This is the St. Louis flag:

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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby chingon » Tue May 14, 2013 10:38 am

Was perusing the NAVA website. Kansas City is one of the "case studies" the list. The Star ran a contest to replace the offest tri-color.

The resultant change was the tri-color we have now, and apparently the powers that be ignored the "no text" rule. It is unclear if that design was submitted in the contest, though I suspect not. Anyway, some of the top 20 from that contest are fucking awesome:


Pg. 6

http://www.nava.org/sites/default/files/KansasCityStarReport.pdf


I am particularly partial to #s 9, 4, and 18, in that order.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby smh » Tue May 14, 2013 11:26 am

Dear lord, #4 is outstanding, with #12 a close second in my book.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby chaglang » Tue May 14, 2013 7:44 pm

Wow. 4, 5, 6, 12, 17, 18 would all be great.

The document references a Star contest. Does anyone remember the results of that?

I wonder if Sly James know this document exists. It seems like the kind of thing he'd go for.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby chingon » Tue May 14, 2013 8:26 pm

18 was the winner.

The loser, after the council did this:

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...was all of us.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby chaglang » Tue May 14, 2013 8:59 pm

Oh c'mon. Lots of great flags have 10 words on them. :?

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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby AllThingsKC » Tue May 14, 2013 9:40 pm

Just for comparison purposes, here are flags from random area cities:

Jefferson City:
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Springfield:
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St. Joseph:
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Topeka:
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Wichita:
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Columbia:
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Lawrence:
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Manhattan:
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Omaha:
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Des Moines:
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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby mean » Tue May 14, 2013 9:55 pm

I actually kinda like Wichita. What the hell is Des Moines? Hay bales?

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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby Highlander » Tue May 14, 2013 10:23 pm

AllThingsKC wrote:This is the St. Louis flag:

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It looks like the French conquered Norway.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby chingon » Tue May 14, 2013 10:35 pm

mean wrote:I actually kinda like Wichita. What the hell is Des Moines? Hay bales?


Wichita's is the stone shit. I think everybody recognizes Wichita's flag as one of the probably top 10 city flags.

Des Moines is bridges, right? Maybe you were joking.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby mean » Tue May 14, 2013 10:42 pm

Not joking, the first thing that came to mind was hay bales.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby AllThingsKC » Tue May 14, 2013 11:14 pm

The most popular flags tend to be flags with simple designs with no more than 3 or 4 colors. This is why the Wichita flag stands out.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby IraGlacialis » Thu May 16, 2013 10:01 am

chaglang wrote:Oh c'mon. Lots of great flags have 10 words on them. :?

Yeah. Like Iran...
(actually Kufic does look cool on a flag)

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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby Zorobabel » Thu May 16, 2013 12:24 pm

Yeah, Wichita's flag is pretty awesome.

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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby smh » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:47 am

I realize this is a thread about the KC flag, but perhaps it is time for our resident vexillologists to turn their attention to a larger purpose. Imagine if Missouri could have a flag as recognizable and iconic as Colorado, California, New Mexico, or Texas.

House Committee considering creating commission to study whether we need a new flag: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/05/47 ... -flag.html

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Re: The KC City Flag

Postby bobbyhawks » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:38 am

smh wrote:I realize this is a thread about the KC flag, but perhaps it is time for our resident vexillologists to turn their attention to a larger purpose. Imagine if Missouri could have a flag as recognizable and iconic as Colorado, California, New Mexico, or Texas.

House Committee considering creating commission to study whether we need a new flag: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/05/47 ... -flag.html

I'm a native Kansan, so the flag means more to me, but I've always thought the Kansas flag was quite nice and that the Missouri flag was quite forgettable. The Missouri flag is two bears high-fiving on top of the Paraguay/Netherlands flag.


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