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A Freemason offering fellow Freemasons, his Masonic Graphic Art services
for the design, production and realisation of Masonic images in general and
Masonic Banners, Breast Jewels, Tokens and Logos/Summons in particular.
Notsomuch for individuals, (although they are equally welcome), but more so for the plethoric units convening within the rainbow of Masonic Orders, whether it be
a Lodge of Craft, Mark or Royal Ark Mariners,
an Assemblage of Operative Masons,
a Chapter of the Holy Royal Arch or Rose Croix,
a Council of Royal & Select Masters or the Allied Masonic Degrees,
a Conclave of Secret Monitors, Pilgrim Preceptors, or Red Cross of Constantine,
a Preceptory of Knights Templar or
a Priory of Knights Malta,
a Tabernacle of Knight Templar Priests,
a Consistory or Senatus of Scarlet Cord,
a Court of Athelstan, or even
a Faslairt of ..........?!
Alan, as a Grand Officer of the
Masonic Order of Athelstan
Does your Lodge/Chapter/Council etc.
Does your Lodge lack a Logo?
Does your old Banner look Battered?
Does your Summons look Sad - Anonymous?
Do Brethren bother to look at it and inside it?
What will make other Brethren
Remember their visit?
Is there any sort of landmark occasion
approaching in the Lodge soon?
(Five years is NOT a long way off.......!)
We provide every aspect of bringing Masonic art into three-dimensional reality,
as either a Banner, Breast Jewel, Mark Token or a smart new-look Summons.
Starting from an initial concept, e.g. for a Banner,
(i.e. hieroglyphic scribblings on the back of a Summons, rendered gradually
indecipherable as they blend with the gravy and custard during the Festive Board)
a client is guided through the entire design process, right through to the beautifully embroidered hand finished product, including poles, finials and dangly bits!
Once a design has been agreed upon, steps are taken to ensure their compliance
with the guidelines and protocols of the appropriate Masonic authority.
The end result is one that can only serve to add gravitas and tradition to any meeting.
Alan's personal Book Plate
'From the Library and Writing Tablet of Alan Charles Trotter'
Many Lodges, Chapters, etc., choose to celebrate certain landmark events, like a
Centenary or Bi-Centenary, by the acquisition of a Banner or bespoke Breast Jewel.
Some utilise such occasions to perhaps replace an old banner that, having
served the Lodge for many a long year, needs to be preserved by storage.
It is nevertheless surprising how many old Lodges do not have such a distinguishing emblem that can reflect their antiquity to such great effect, and impress not
only new Initiates, but also visitors that may become joining members,
attracted by their own perception of a Lodge with drive and kudos.
A Banner is a powerful working tool.
Something to be proud of.
A Rallying Cry!
THE BANNER THAT STARTED IT ALL - AND WHAT A
Of truly Biblical proportions,
(Two cubits and a half shall be its length thereof - Exodus: 25:10)
this Banner veered away from the usual concept of being square-sided and is
actually 13 separate pennants - 1 Great one, 3 Principals and 9 Lesser ones
1 x 3 x 9 = 27 - No less, no more.
Like other forms of the Masonic Arts, a banner may hold hidden layers of symbolism.
Ill. Comp. Alan with Right Illustrious Companion John Phillips,
District Grand Master, Royal & Select Masters of Sussex
following the Ceremony of Dedication
To see a portfolio of some previous undertakings, as well as
ongoing commissions, continue onto 'About Us' on the following page.
Whether it's for standing on a pole, or for placing anywhere else.....
We can fulfill your ideas into reality.
We're sure you'll be happy working with us.
Perambulate around our website and if you have any
comments or questions, proceed to the 'Contact Us' page.
Rest assured we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.
+44 (0)1243 584654
We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website.
There's much more to come!