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Bath Flag Co. rebrands to Dirigo Flag Co.

by Jeremy Hammond I was honored in 2013 to be asked by the city counsel to design a flag for the City of Bath Maine, (my home town). As a lifelong enthusiast and student of flags and heraldry, it was a dream come true and major source of pride. I never had any intention of…

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The First Maine Flag: Old Is New Again

Maine had no flag for its first 81 years of life as a state. We aren’t sure how it survived so long without one, but in 1901 the legislature got the right idea and adopted its first. Without diving deep into the reasons why, flag enthusiasts and designers agree that it was a good flag. The…

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Two Hammond Designs in Portland Flag Contest

The Bangor Daily News Flag contest continues and two designs from Bath Flag Co. owner Jeremy Hammond are selected in the ten semi-finalists. You can vote for your favorite here. Design #1: Resurgam Flag Blue and gold represent the sea and prosperity and provide continuity with the current Portland flag. In true heraldic form, the…

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City of Portland Contemplates New Flag

Inclusion of the Portland, Maine flag in the recent Roman Mars TED Talk has caused a rippling effect in the community. A Portland high schooler has teamed up with prominent vexillologists Ted Kaye (from the other Portland) and David Martucci (of Maine) as well as the Bangor Daily News to launch a design contest for…

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Designer and DJ Roman Mars on City Flag Design

Roman Mars is obsessed with flags — and after you watch this talk, you might be too. These ubiquitous symbols of civic pride are often designed, well, pretty terribly. But they don’t have to be. In this surprising and hilarious talk about vexillology — the study of flags — Mars reveals the five basic principles…

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Announcing Bath Flag Company

I am pleased to announce the launch of Bath Flag Co., a small, local entrepreneurial endeavor to brighten the world with flags by continuing to bring the Flag of Bath, Maine to life. This project began on KickStarter and after receiving lots of messages from individuals wanting their own Bath Flag even after the campaign…

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Thank you Kickstarter Backers!

Thirty two backers on Kickstarter are now the proud owners of some of the first flags of Bath to be made. Thank you to everyone who demonstrated their shared love of the city and enthusiasm for this new symbol of pride. I’ve had a lot of requests for more flags and will continue trying to…