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image located by Esteban Rivera, 26 July 2016
Reported by the Portland Flag Association:
Citizens of the flagless city of Fargo, North Dakota are thinking about changing that, thanks to an initiative by local arts activist Jackson Ridl.
Like many vexillonaires (flag activists) around the country, Ridl was inspired by Roman Mars’ TED Talk Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you’ve never noticed, which has brought unprecedented exposure to Ted Kaye’s Good Flag, Bad Flag and the potential for great design to contribute to civic life. Ridl wisely got the institutional backing of The Arts Partnership of Fargo), which is hosting the design competition on their servers. Submissions (78 in all) were accepted from residents and former residents of Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo through the month of August. Online voting on favorites — “what flag they think best represents The Land of the Free, and The Home of the Lutefisk” said Arts Partnership Executive Director Dayna Del Val — ended yesterday. Taylor Homoky’s design won the Arts Partnership contest. On 16 December 2015 the city’s Arts and Culture Commission voted to forward it along with other designs to the city’s communications manager. We couldn’t find any subsequent news regarding Fargo’s plans (or lack thereof) to adopt a flag.
located by Esteban Rivera, 26 July 2016