Given how many countries take either Friday or Monday (or both) of this week as a holiday, we are going to opt for a long weekend as well, and will return with new posts on Tuesday.
Until then, enjoy this critical look at US state flag designs. A set of design criteria for flags are set out at the beginning, which make sense as form should follow function, and it’s impressive how few of the entrants come close to fulfilling them. Perhaps the equivalent of “don’t write the name of your state on your flag” in our industry would be “don’t include your business model in the title of your journal.” While I vehemently disagree with the critic’s opinion of purple (perhaps the most important of colors), the whole thing is entertaining. We’ll see you Tuesday.