New flag for old city

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - OPINION -

Last month, In­sight con­trib­u­tor Lev Kush­ner sug­gested that San Fran­cisco needed a flag that bet­ter con­veyed the 21st cen­tury spirit of the city. “The way a city rep­re­sents it­self graph­i­cally is im­por­tant, both be­cause of the val­ues it com­mu­ni­cates and be­cause of its abil­ity to rally dis­parate peo­ple un­der one ban­ner,” he wrote. Here is a sam­pling of read­ers’ ideas for such a flag. To com­ment, sub­mit a let­ter to the ed­i­tor at SFChron­i­cle.com/let­ters.

Clock­wise from the top left: San Fran­cisco’s cur­rent flag, with phoenix ris­ing; two ex­am­ples sent in by Michael Mur­phy; a de­sign from Wil­liam Lei­den­thal; one from Jef­frey Burke Whit­ten (a.k.a. Lo­go­man); a square con­cept from Neil Uhl; from Mary Anne Baker, a San Fran­cisco de­sign that draws from the his­toric Gads­den “Don’t tread on me” flag de­signed by a gen­eral and politi­cian dur­ing the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion in 1775; and three (in­clud­ing mod­ern phoenix) from Brian Stokle.

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