Use five basic principles to create an outstanding flag for your organization, city, tribe, company, family, neighborhood, or even country.
This 16-page full-color booklet, 5.5 in. x 8.5 in., distills the concepts of flag design into five basic principles and shows examples of flags that follow them and flags that disregard them. The publisher (NAVA) has led web-based surveys of state/provincial and city flag designs, confirming the soundness of the basic principles explained in the booklet.
Good Flag, Bad Flag intends to help the novice and expert alike - any person or group confronting the challenge of designing or evaluating a new flag.
Since its publication, this little book has influenced flag-design efforts across the country and around the world; its five principles are frequently cited as the definitive guidelines for flag design. Good Flag, Bad Flag has been translated into French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Portuguese.
The North American Vexillological Association is a U.S./Canadian, nonprofit, scholarly organization dedicated to the study of flags and their cultural, historical, political, and social significance: nava.org.