#46 Stars & Stripes

#46 Stars & Stripes
#46 Stars & Stripes
Click image to view full size or download poster for gallery-​quality printing & framing.
This is a high-​resolution pdf & may take a few minutes to download.Find printing tips & framing ideas here.

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

Flag Day is not an offi­cial fed­er­al hol­i­day; how­ev­er, it is at the Pres­i­den­t’s dis­cre­tion to offi­cial­ly pro­claim the observance.

On June 14, 1937, Penn­syl­va­nia became the first (and only) U.S. state to cel­e­brate Flag Day as a state hol­i­day, begin­ning in the town of Ren­nerdale. New York Statutes des­ig­nate the sec­ond Sun­day in June as Flag Day, a state holiday.

Per­haps the old­est con­tin­u­ing Flag Day parade is at Fair­field, Wash­ing­ton. Begin­ning in 1909 or 1910, Fair­field has held a parade every year since, with the pos­si­ble excep­tion of 1918, and cel­e­brat­ed the “Cen­ten­ni­al” parade in 2010, along with some oth­er com­mem­o­ra­tive events.

The Unit­ed States Army also cel­e­brates the Army Birth­day on this date.

Read the entire arti­cle here.

1917 Poster com­mem­o­rat­ing 200th anniver­sary of Unit­ed States Flag Day.
Cour­tesy Library of Commerce

Patriotic nerd

Grow­ing up, I had a favorite record album, march­ing band music, which I could­n’t get enough of. Yes, I was a strange kid. While my con­tem­po­raries were lis­ten­ing to rock & roll, my ears marched to the beat of King Cot­ton March, El Cap­i­tan, Colonel Bogey, Wash­ing­ton Post March, Stars & Stripes For­ev­er, among all the oth­ers on the LP. I also lis­tened to ele­va­tor music & pol­ka. Did­n’t have many cool friends, that’s for sure.

Production notes for #46 Stars & Stripes:
Original size: 10x15 inches

Programs: Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
Fonts: Futura Bold, Baskerville (modified for ampersand)
Ampersand: Baskerville (modified)

Note: &” replaces “and” in most or all text, including quotations, headlines & titles.
You may repost the image & article. Please credit Amper​Art​.com.
To download a full-​size high-​resolution 11x17-​inch poster suitable for printing & framing, click on the image.

Visit DesimoneDesign.com
Chaz sez...
Want more?
Rants & raves mostly about design, sometimes about the universe.
An occasional bit of useful advice.
Read the blog:
Desimone Design
Desimone Design