A new flag for San Francisco

I was binge-listening to that most fabulous of design podcasts, 99% invisible, and came across this analysis of San Francisco's flag and how terrible it is. I looked around, and found only one attempt at redesign, which I found unsatisfactory.

So here is an attempt to come up with a modern design. Principles: simple easily recognizable shapes, color and usage flexibility, and a nod to history (phoenixes, the ocean, wordliness, boom town/gold rush, lgbt rights, web design).

San Francisco flag redesign proposal

How to Inhabit a City

Having spent nearly a year in San Francisco as a resident, I started talking with my friend Purva, a long-term San Franciscan, about the difference between her understanding of the …

I'm renovating

Hello, and thanks for stopping by. I'm ditching my old website and archives and moving over to a fresh new format that supports storytelling and writing better. Come back in …