I was looking around to see if the US has a civil flag, official or otherwise. It turned out that some group online is promoting an unofficial civil flag of the US:
:: Welcome to US Civil Flags! ::
But what is it with these Americans? I mean, yes, their state flag of the US government has some aesthetic qualities to it and some of their city flags might come out well too. But most state flags of US states and most of their city flags that I've seen over the years are absolutely awful! I mean seriously, hire a pro when designing these flags fer crying out loud!
Now a group has come out to promote a US civil flag. I actually like the idea of a separate civil flag that stands distinct from the state flag in principle: but the monstrosity they came up with is God-awful.. in the US flag-design tradition I guess.
I mean seriously, hire professionals if you want to design a civil flag guys. Don't bring shame on yourselves!
American flag-designers really do need to develop a sense of aesthetics when it comes to flag design.