100 American Flags
A Unique Collection of Old Glory Memorabilia
Publication Date: July 1, 2008
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The American flag has been raised high in wartime triumph and peacetime celebration; sewn lovingly onto quilts, caps, pillows, and bags; appropriated by popular culture; and faithfully honored every Fourth of July. This vibrant collection of 100 Stars and Stripes artifacts ranges from Civil War-era banners and Native American braided moccasins to an early 20th-century "friendship" kimono and original flag art by several of the world's leading designers. Destined to captivate folk-art aficionados, history buffs, and collectors, 100 AMERICAN FLAGS provides a stunning visual history of America's most treasured symbol. A timely, patriotic full-color book presenting 100 American flag artifacts from one of the world's most eminent collectors, designer Kit Hinrichs. Selected images from LONG MAY SHE WAVE in an affordable, collectible edition. Election year and wartime keepsake, displaying nonpartisan national pride.
KIT HINRICHS is considered one of the world's most influential graphic designers and is partner in the global design firm Pentagram. He has more than 3,000 Stars and Stripes artifacts in his collection, which has been exhibited at the American Institute of Graphic Arts in New York and the San Jose Museum of Art. He lives in San Francisco.
TERRY HEFFERNAN is a nationally acclaimed San Francisco-based photographer noted for his exquisite large-format images.
DELPHINE HIRASUNA is the author of several books, including THE ART OF GAMAN, and the editor of @Issue: Journal of Business and Design. She lives in San Francisco.
"How can you not savor the flag-embossed poker chips with Uncle Sam as the king, Miss Liberty as the queen and Adolf Hitler as the joker?"
–Washington Post Book World, Inaugural Issue
"...a little gem of a table-topper, a fine host or hostess gift for any flag-waving friend this holiday."
"...wonderful and eccentric book"-Louisville Courier-Journal