House flags are a mix of striking, abstract designs and charming, hand-sewn motifs and were flown on boats of all sizes from huge passenger ferries to small recreational dinghies. With an introduction by Sue Prichard, Senior Curator: Arts, at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Flag Waves is the first book to examine the symbols and motifs of this remarkable collection.
Analysing the origins of flag design in heraldry and geometric forms, and researching the unique role of flags in expressing company identity many years before the use of sophisticated logos and corporate branding, Prichard’s book provides a vibrant survey of the company flags flown by everyone from British Rail to the Girl Guides.
Designer: Claire Mason
Binding: Clothbound book