The Amsterdam flag is the most ‘ badass ‘ city flag in the world. That said flags expert Roman Mars in a TED Talk.
According to the flag expert the Amsterdam flag is an example for other city flags worldwide. He salutes the simplicity of the flag. Because the design of the flag is ‘ badass ‘, you see him everywhere, says Mars.
The flag of Amsterdam consists of three horizontal stripes in the colour combination red-black-red with three white Andreas crosses in the black space. The flag is in fact a banner of the coat of arms of Amsterdam. Amsterdam took the flag officially as the flag of the city of Amsterdam on February 5, 1975. The flag has an aspect ratio of 2:3.
In the TED Talk Mars explains why he is obsessed with flags. He talks about the basics of flags design and shows why these principles can be applied almost anywhere. The study of flags is known as vexillologie.
Ted Talks is a daily video podcast with the best speakers by TED conferences. The talk time is always up to eighteen minutes.