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STIK Pride Banner

  Meet STIK, his story begins in Hackney were he aimed to tell the story of his community and collaborate with charities and organisations in need. STIK’s latest project the “Pride in London 2016 Parade”. STIK features on a stunning banner which was paraded through London as part of the event. The banner is an […]

Belstaff Store New Bond Street

Flagmakers have been busy on New Bond Street lately supplying Dior with flags for their flagship store and now supplying a pair of new flags for the Belstaff boutique. The beautiful flagship store is based at 135-137 New Bond Street. The building was erected in 1876 and is grade II listed. The store began life […]

Shakespeare’s Birthday Banners

Flagmakers were pleased to be a part of Shakespeare’s 452nd birthday celebrations. We were able to produce a selection of banners to be carried through the streets of Stratford upon Avon, along with the banners which hung in the events marquee. The banners in the marque are particularly significant in that they celebrate 7 different […]

Dior Flags

Flagmakers were very pleased to supply some crisp new flags for Dior’s new flagship store in London. The flags fly proudly outside the London House of Dior, at Dior’s new address 160-162 New Bond Street. New Bond Street is the perfect location for this striking flagship store, as it is one of the most famous […]

BREXIT – Does it Vote Impact Any Flags?

As far as we can see no! The Union Jack will remain just that whether the decision is in or out on the big day. The more interesting one could have been the flag of the EU, which at this stage we believe would be unaffected also. The European flag as we all know is […]

Vexillology?

Vexillology, one of those funny looking words that is near impossible to spell. But what does it mean? A fear of something maybe? A research field perhaps? Well as you’d probably guess Vexillology relates to flags. More specifically the scientific study of flags and related emblems… and yes that is a field of study! A […]

Royal British Legion Conference 2016

Another year… another brilliant conference! Flagmakers as ever sends thanks to the Royal British Legion for kindly inviting us to be at this year’s Eastbourne event. The venue at Eastbourne was a stunning old theatre building making it even more of a pleasure to exhibit at the event. This year felt particularly poignant with the […]

Flag Institute Spring Meeting report

Last Saturday saw the annual Spring Meeting of the Flag Institute, the UK’s leading body on flags and their use in all aspects of daily life. The Institute, funded entirely by members and organised events, consist of some of the most passionate and enthusiastic vexillologists (those who study flags and flag-flying) in the country. Their Spring Meeting is an excellent opportunity to meet up in the fine weather of May and discuss recent news, current activities, and future planning which help shape laws, attitudes, and the commercial flag-making industry in our country.

The Spring Meeting was held in the Huxley Building of Imperial College London, a maze-like venue to the uninitiated but with a sense of prestige and a buzz of academia; even on a sunny Saturday dozens of students and faculty were walking the campus.

Perfect Flag Protocol

We would like to send a little well done the Retford Oaks Academy in Nottinghamshire. The school not only has 5 beautifully maintained flagpoles outside they are also flying the flags to the correct protocols. Easy though this may seem, it is often not followed correctly. The key here is that the order of the […]

The Worshipful Company of Poulters Banner

Flagmakers recently created a beautiful piece for the Worshipful Company of Poulters. The banner features the striking and intricate coat of arms on a dark blue field with beautiful two-tone fringing to finish the piece. This banner is quite unusual in that it combines many production techniques to create beautiful results. Larger elements of the […]