Every Great City Deserves a Great Flag
We're living in the golden age of Oklahoma City. Our renaissance has been noticed worldwide and chronicled in publications such as the New York Times, National Geographic, and Forbes. It's an inclusive city with unique art districts, diverse entertainment, miles of trails, riverfront attractions, world class museums, multiple street festivals, excellent restaurants, revitalized city neighborhoods . . . but its flag is uninspired. Why? It's merely the city seal on a white background. Ted Kaye outlined what makes a great flag in his Good Flag, Bad Flag. One of the cardinal sins of flag design is to use a seal. City seals look good on letterhead, but they're impossible to make out on top of a flagpole. A great flag should be easily recognized from afar. Ours isn't, but we can fix that.