On Wednesday night, Aberdeen resident John Barclay presented the Aberdeen City Council with a presentation about the scientific study of flags, as well as a recommended design to adopt.
Barclay explained the basic principles behind what is considered good flag design and the study of flags, or Vexillology, it outlines basic rules on how to design a good flag. These include simplicity for ease of recognition from far away, using basic colors, and creating a distinct and memorable image.
The council moved to approve the design and name it as the official flag of the City of Aberdeen.
Barclay says that he will be handing out paper examples during the Founder’s Day parade on Saturday in Downtown Aberdeen.
Barclay says that he will inspired by a TED Talk in 2015 and that started the design process.