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13 hours ago, QueenCitySwarm said:

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This is the current flag of Charlotte. It has a hornet's nest for the nickname of the region, and a handshake for cooperation I think?

 

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This is either the civic flag or the flag of Mecklenburg County, I don't know. However, it's so much better than what we have now. Personally, I'd like to see this flag with a blue/teal background, as I don't think that green really works with the city. 

I honestly thought the second one WAS your flag. I've been to Charlotte a few times and I've seen that symbol pretty much everywhere.

It's a well designed logo and a lot of people already associate it with Charlotte; they might as well pull the trigger and make that the official flag.

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14 hours ago, QueenCitySwarm said:

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This is the current flag of Charlotte. It has a hornet's nest for the nickname of the region, and a handshake for cooperation I think?

 

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This is either the civic flag or the flag of Mecklenburg County, I don't know. However, it's so much better than what we have now. Personally, I'd like to see this flag with a blue/teal background, as I don't think that green really works with the city. 

 

I think if they made the background of the second flag a kind of green-ish blue like that which the Hornets use, it'd be one of the best flags in the country. Some good, unique, symbolism right there.

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8 hours ago, ChicagoOakland said:

I honestly thought the second one WAS your flag. I've been to Charlotte a few times and I've seen that symbol pretty much everywhere.

It's a well designed logo and a lot of people already associate it with Charlotte; they might as well pull the trigger and make that the official flag.

Yeah I don't know why they haven't yet. I'm not sure if our council members even know we have a flag.

 

7 hours ago, Zeus89725 said:

 

I think if they made the background of the second flag a kind of green-ish blue like that which the Hornets use, it'd be one of the best flags in the country. Some good, unique, symbolism right there.

I 100% agree. It's such a great symbol, with the obvious crown for the Queen City, and the subtle "m" for Mecklenburg County. 

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6 hours ago, QueenCitySwarm said:

Yeah I don't know why they haven't yet. I'm not sure if our council members even know we have a flag.

Well, that's one thing Charlotte and Raleigh have in common.

Speaking of Raleigh, our flag might need a sprucing up (yes, that was intentional):

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37 minutes ago, ChicagoOakland said:

Well, that's one thing Charlotte and Raleigh have in common.

Speaking of Raleigh, our flag might need a sprucing up (yes, that was intentional):

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On 3/13/2018 at 7:02 PM, QueenCitySwarm said:

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This is the current flag of Charlotte. It has a hornet's nest for the nickname of the region, and a handshake for cooperation I think?

 

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This is either the civic flag or the flag of Mecklenburg County, I don't know. However, it's so much better than what we have now. Personally, I'd like to see this flag with a blue/teal background, as I don't think that green really works with the city. 

 

I'm a Charlottean by marriage, and I've become a fan of the crown over the years I've been visiting. At first, I thought it was kind of dated and corporate, like Uptown Charlotte. But it really grew on me (along with the city) and I appreciate it as an ahead-of-its time, iconic work of urban branding that has and will continue to have longevity.

 

The tourism board rebranded last year, and incorporated a version of the crown into the logos:

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I think they could definitely do more with the flag - something like the above to give it some contrast or dimension, or a pattern or design added to it would maybe would loosen it up a bit. I totally agree with you about the color of the flag. Charlotteans seem to identify with teal from rooting for the Hornets and Panthers, so maybe this is a tail wags the dog scenario where the city adopts the sports team colors.

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19 hours ago, Waffles said:

I think they could definitely do more with the flag - something like the above to give it some contrast or dimension, or a pattern or design added to it would maybe would loosen it up a bit. I totally agree with you about the color of the flag. Charlotteans seem to identify with teal from rooting for the Hornets and Panthers, so maybe this is a tail wags the dog scenario where the city adopts the sports team colors.

Yeah, I think that a teal background and maybe a two-tone crown (white with carolina blue details) would be stellar, and really solidify the blue/crown theme that all the teams and even the city is going for.

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Vanuatu, Nagorno-Karabakh, Niue, the Åland I. and Faroe I. have nice colors, Aruba, and Sarawak. Oh, and those Japanese ones. Y'know what I'm talking about?

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the welsh flag has a dragon. it wins

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19 hours ago, osctheg said:

the welsh flag has a dragon. it wins

 

A wild Bhutan appears!

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Hong Kong (British version have a Dragon on it. 

The Moscow flag has a dragon being slayed on it.

 

 

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If you're a fan of flags and geography in general, I can't recommend the Youtube channel GeographyNow! enough.  His down-to-earth descriptions of the geography and culture of countries are extremely accessible, and every Friday is a combo of fan letters and discussion about a recently-covered country's flag.

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44 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

If you're a fan of flags and geography in general, I can't recommend the Youtube channel GeographyNow! enough.  His down-to-earth descriptions of the geography and culture of countries are extremely accessible, and every Friday is a combo of fan letters and discussion about a recently-covered country's flag.

 

I second this opinion.

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Australia and its territories have some pretty great flags. Northern Territory:

 

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Norfolk Island:

 

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The Red Peak flag was my favourite in the New Zealand flag referendums.

 

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On ‎1‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 10:46 PM, aztex82 said:

Australia and its territories have some pretty great flags. Northern Territory:

 

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Norfolk Island:

 

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Dropping the Union Jack on the NT and ACT flags was a good idea.

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On 3/15/2018 at 8:25 PM, Waffles said:

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Oh lordy do I have a dirty mind...

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I know, right? I keep thinking about blood clots too.

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