New flag for old city
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.