The Arts Board deliberated and decided that yes, the city needed a new flag, but did not explicitly state what the flag should look like.
It's your last chance to voice your opinion on the People's Flag of Milwaukee. Maybe for real this time.
The crux of the issue today is, up until The People's Flag came around, NOBODY cared about the Civic Flag. And now it's too late.
"The simplicity of the design and rich symbolism got our gears spinning, and it was only natural for us to express our support the best way we knew how, to design a bike around it."
All of the arts enable us to see things, especially in ourselves, we might otherwise miss. I have an idea, and it's something that could help brand Milwaukee better than any flag, slogan or video. Let's make Milwaukee the epicenter of the world for public art.
Somebody somewhere needs to sit me down in a corner and explain why the City of Milwaukee needs a new "People's flag" to replace the one we've had for over 60 years.
Thoughts passed through my head like: This design is striking. Do these colors mean Milwaukee to me? What was this person thinking? How is this related to the city? I never would have picked these colors, but it's bold, so I think I like it. This one is bold but it misses the mark. I wonder if the final five can be as good as this one.
It took 50 years for Milwaukee's citizenry to gather enough interest to attempt to tackle the project once more, but the design, which currently flies on our flag today also helped illustrate the definition of "Design by Committee."
Fred Gillich recently designed a new Milwaukee flag featuring the city's 414 area code.
Between the Bucks game, theater, the GOP debate and various political demonstrations, Downtown Milwaukee was buzzing with activity last night. In the case of one demonstration, a protestor attempted to burn an American flag, but what happened after became the big story.
A new movement, MKE Flag, is flying online and seeks your input, support and even offers its new take on what our flag should look like.
Local designer Jeremy Pettis created what he thinks is an accurate image of Milwaukee.
Have you seen Milwaukee's flag lately? Hopefully not, cause it's pretty darn ugly and outdated! The City needs a new flag to fit our new images and is looking for your creative ideas!