Cities with good flags use them.
What do you think about the flag of Atlanta? Does it conjure up any specific feelings? Do you feel an attachment to it? Better yet have you ever seen the flag of Atlanta? Cities with good flags use them.
Flags have a unique ability to speak to us on a human level. Maybe it’s their interaction with the wind and their aptness to be seen. Or perhaps it’s the ideas and beliefs which they represent. Whatever the case, their impact can be profound.
That’s the power of symbolism. Taking complex ideas and translating them into a simple form. With regard to city flag design, symbolism can come in many forms. Be it the history, geography, or industry of the city. Perhaps the most important being the ethos of the people. What we believe; Atlanta is a great city.