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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
It may have been Her Majesty’s 90th birthday just yesterday but that is only the beginnings of celebrations to come over the next few weeks. Our message is to keep those Union Jack’s flying in celebration of the Queen’s special birthday! The big birthday celebrations are to close with a festival at the Queens […]