Designers Create Williamsburg & Greenpoint Neighborhood Flags

For its latest issue, The Neighborhoods Issue, GOOD asked a handful of designers & illustrators to “create flags celebrating their neighborhoods.” Both Greenpoint and Williamsburg are represented in the project, with flags designed by Playlab, a design company here in Brooklyn.
Below left is Williamsburg, below right is Greenpoint:

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I reached out to the studio to get the story behind each flag — what they represent and how they came up with the ideas. Here’s Playlab’s response:

We designed two flags for GOOD Magazine, representing the neighborhoods we live and work in. One for Williamsburg, and one for Greenpoint. The flags show extreme generalizations of what comes to mind when the majority of people think about the two places, whether or not they frequent the area. For Williamsburg, this is plaid and tapered, skinny and cuffed jeans. For Greenpoint, it is Polish sausages and the Polish flag.

Check out the whole grid at GOOD.

Comments

  1. brandonmetal says:

    really??? those ‘flags’ are horrible. i may have to create a competing piece. you know, because they’re just so horrible.

  2. rasputin says:

    I’ve gotta agree here. Both are terrible, but I particularly despise the Greenpoint one (perhaps because i live there).

  3. dee dee says:

    no wonder i’ve never heard of playlab . . . simply horrible – right down to the statement.

  4. dee dee says:

    no wonder i’ve never heard of playlab . . . simply horrible – right down to the statement.

  5. NONONONONONONONONO! Horrible – Aweful. I They are both bad but the Greenpoint “flag” is just too insulting for words.

  6. pallbnks says:

    HOT GARBAGE!!!

  7. What a great way for work from a seemingly crap firm to get free pub. Way to go brownstoner.com!

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