About the Author
Alfred Znamierowski is a leading figure in vexillology and the world's foremost flag artist. He began publishing press articles on flags in the 1960s, and has undertaken extensive research in Europe and the US. He has designed flags and arms for many cities, communes, commercial firms and individuals. He is founder of the Instytut Heraldyczno-Weksylologiczny (Institute of Heraldry and Vexillology), whose files contain thousands of specifications, laws and regulations relating to flags and arms, and form one of the world's largest collections.