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Dec 9, 2012


The flag of Oregon is unique in US: it's the only with a reverse different from the obverse. Actually, Alabama and Massachusetts also used flags like this, but only Oregonian flag remains. Let's look at both sides of the flag:

[Current flag obverse]

[Current flag reverse]
The design of obverse is poor. The obverse is a lot better, but not ravishing.

To choice my favorite, I consulted a poll conducted by NAVA (North American Vexillological Association) in 2009. If you look the report with finalist entries, probably many flags will attract you. My favorite (that finished in 3rd position) was design by Douglas Lynch, that also created the absolutely amazing Portland flag. See it:

[Proposed flag - Design by Douglas Lynch]
Green for the forests, yellow for desert or wheat, the white triangles being the snow-capped mountains that divides the two parts of the state.

And for you, what is the best design to Oregon? Please, leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Eddy Lyons's design is my personal favourite, but I think the symbolism of Douglas Lynch is more relevant to the state.