Oregon’s flag is unique in that it has a different design on the front than on the reverse. The front is a typical state flag featuring the state seal and the year Oregon was accepted into the Union.
The reverse features a beaver facing the hoist. This side actually exhibits some degree of good vexillological design for the following reasons:
- The elements would make sense as a mirror image, so that it doesn’t matter which side of the flag you observed, it would be readily understood.
- The elements are large and can be easily seen from distance.
- Few colors are used.
Consider the following potential redesigns. Each calls upon elements of the current flag, whether they be color or symbol.