Flag of Seattle

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Flag of Seattle.svg
AdoptedJuly 16, 1990[2]
Designed byPaul Kraabel

The municipal flag of Seattle is teal and white, featuring the Seattle city logo (a portrait of Chief Seattle surrounded by two lines), with the words "City of Goodwill" above and "Seattle" below.

Designed by Seattle City Council member Paul Kraabel for the Goodwill Games,[3] it was adopted on July 16, 1990.[2][4]

The flag has been criticized for breaking conventional rules for good flag design, particularly its complex design that incorporates the city seal.[5]

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  1. ^ Purcell, John M.; Croft, James A.; Monahan, Rich (2003). "American City Flags: 150 Flags from Akron to Yonkers" (PDF). Raven: A Journal of Vexillology. North American Vexillological Association. 9: 329–332. ISBN 0-97477-28-0-1. OCLC 644269600. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Seattle City Council (July 16, 1990). "City of Seattle Ordinance 28207". City of Seattle Legislative Information Service. Office of the City Clerk. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  3. ^ Frantilla, Anne. "Guide to the Paul Kraabel Subject Files". Northwest Digital Archives. Retrieved April 11, 2011.
  4. ^ "Seattle City Symbols". Seattle Municipal Archives. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  5. ^ Clarridge, Christine (June 14, 2019). "Is Seattle's flag the worst? Or the 30th best? You tell us". The Seattle Times. Retrieved June 14, 2019.