Photo by Flickr user RYANISLAND
The image of the DC flag is on our street signs, city service vehicles, and license plates. It is also on our flasks, bar soaps, wedding cake toppers, acrylic paintings, and of course, skin.
Many designers and artists have embraced the three stars and two bars as a source of pride, demonstration, and design love. I first rounded up a collection of flag-inspired items in this post, but why stop there?
Eight more flag-adorned creations:
1. Stationary and Prints by Grey Moggie
You will never need to send a non-neighborhood specific notecard again. Stationary from Grey Moggie photographed at Adams Morgan Day.
DC flag print from Grey Moggie. Can’t see the detail in the bars? Look below!
Close-up on the print. Conveniently alphabetized.
2. Murals by Local Artists and Youth
Local youth and artists teamed up for these two murals, which are part of the city’s Murals DC project that combats graffiti and beautifies spaces. This one is in Deanwood at 4748 Sheriff Road NE. Image from Murals DC
Love the flag deconstruction in this one. Mural named “Building Together” at an alley near 17th and Columbia NW. Image from Mural Locator
3. Tote Bags and Sweatshirts from DC Vote
DC Vote’s Cafe Press store has all of the stick-it-to-the-man merchandise you could ask for. More here.
4. Pillows by Fritz & Fraulein
5. Belt Buckles Made From Broken Skateboards by Mukee
It should be noted that the creator of these belt buckles made from reclaimed skateboards–along with the pillow-maker above–is not a local, but geez they know how to appeal to our flag affinity when they visit for art festivals.
6. Prints by Itty Bitty Press
7. Lincoln Restaurant Interior by Maggie O’Neill
What, you haven’t been to Lincoln to have a drink, but mostly to look at the floor-o’-pennies and flag on the wall made from the same coinage? Check it out. Photo from Face Magazine
8. DC Baseball Flag Tee by WDC Tees
What am I missing? Leave a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org.