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A banner is a flag or other piece of cloth bearing a symbol, logo, slogan or other message. Banner-making is an ancient craft. The tricolour flag of France A flag is a piece of cloth, often flown from a pole or mast, generally used for signalling or identification. ... Banner-making is the ancient art or craft of sewing banners. ...


The word derives from L. Lat. bandum, a cloth out of which a flag is made (L. banderia, It. bandiera). L. Germ. developed the word to mean an official edict or proclamation and since such written orders often prohibited some form of human activity, bandum assumed the meaning of a ban, control, interdict or excommunication. Banns has the same origin meaning an official proclamation, and abandon means to change loyalty or disobey orders, semantically "to leave the cloth or flag". An edict is an announcement of a law, often associated with monarchism. ... The banns of marriage or, simply the banns, (from an Old English word meaning to summon) are the public announcement from the pulpit that a marriage is going to take place in that church between two specified persons at a specified time. ...

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Banners are mentioned in the Old Testament where they were a rallying point in battle. (Exodus 17:15) NOTE: Judaism commonly uses the term Tanakh, but not Old Testament, because it does not recognize the New Testament as a continuation or completion of the Jewish bible. ... Exodus is the second book of the Torah (the Pentateuch) and also the Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible), and the Christian Old Testament. ...


Japanese soldiers used banners for identification during battles. Called sashimono, they were most used during the 15th and 16th century in fuedal Japan. An illustration depicting a typical sashimono, worn with battle gear Sashimono (指物, 差物, 挿物) were small banners worn by Japanese medieval soldiers for identification during battles. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ...


Banners continued to be used in the Crusades and in many other wars and battles including the American Civil War. This article is about the medieval crusades. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


In many Italian towns, the annual Palio race involves the use of banners to distinguish between the individual contrade; in Siena a silk banner is awarded to the overall winner. Palio is the name given in Italy to an annual athletic contest, very often of a historical character, pitting the neighbourhoods of a town or the hamlets of a comune against each other. ... Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. ... Silk weaver Silk is a natural protein fibre that can be woven into textiles. ...


Heraldic banners

Heraldic banner of Cardinal Wolsey
Heraldic banner of Cardinal Wolsey

A heraldic banner, also called banner of arms, displays the basic coat of arms only: i.e. it contains the design usually displayed on the shield and omits the crest, helmet or coronet, mantling, supporters, motto or any other elements associated with the coat of arms (for further details of these elements, see heraldry). This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ... Statue showing a Gallic shield with a butterfly boss. ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ... Rampant redirects here. ...


A heraldic banner is usually square or rectangular.


A distinction is usually drawn between the heraldic banner and the heraldic standard.


Church banners

Banners in churches have, in the past, been used mainly for processions, inside or outside of the church building. However, the emphasis has, in recent years, shifted markedly towards the permanent or transient display of banners on walls or pillars of churches and other places of worship. A famous example of large banners on display is Liverpool R.C. Cathedral, where the banners are designed by a resident artist. Former the 60s progressive rock band, Procession, see Procession, Sixties band Funeral Procession, illustrated in a manuscript of the Hours of the Virgin. ...


For more on the design and making of church banners, see the article on Banner-making. Design, usually considered in the context of the applied arts, engineering, architecture, and other such creative endeavours, is used as both a noun and a verb. ... Banner-making is the ancient art or craft of sewing banners. ...


Trade union banners

In Britain, trade union banners have been made since the 1840s, and at May Day parades, they could be counted in the hundreds. The iconography of these banners included mines, mills, factories, but also visions of the future, showing a land where children and adults were well-fed and living in tidy brick-built houses, where the old and sick were cared for, where the burden of work was lessened by new technology, and where leisure time was increasing. The same kind of banners are also used in many other countries. Many, but not all of them, have red as a dominant colour. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2288x1712, 811 KB) Summary Trade union banners in Cambridge. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2288x1712, 811 KB) Summary Trade union banners in Cambridge. ... The Association of University Teachers (AUT) is the trade union and professional association that represents academic (teaching and research) and academic-related (librarians, IT managers and senior administrators) at pre-1992 universities in the United Kingdom. ... The National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (NATFHE) is the trade union and professional assocation: for people working with those above statutory school age, and primarily concerned with providing education, training or research. ... Labour Council (Canada, Australia), also known as Labor Council (USA), Trades Council or Trades Union Council (TUC) (UK), and Trades and Labour Council (TLC) or Industrial Council (Australia), is a representative labour federation at the district, city, region, or provincial or state level. ... Cambridge University Students Union (CUSU) is the university-wide representative body for students at the University of Cambridge, England. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... // Events and Trends Technology First use of general anesthesia in an operation, by Crawford Long The first electrical telegraph sent by Samuel Morse on May 24, 1844 from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.. War, peace and politics First signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) on February... May Day refers to any of several holidays celebrated on May 1 or in the beginning of May. ... Iconography usually refers to the design, creation, and interpretation of the symbolism within religious art. ... Red is any of a number of similar colors at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ...


For more on the design and making of these banners, see Banner-making. Design, usually considered in the context of the applied arts, engineering, architecture, and other such creative endeavours, is used as both a noun and a verb. ... Banner-making is the ancient art or craft of sewing banners. ...


Advertising banners

These are often made commercially on a plastic background, but a number of British towns and cities have whole series of banners decorating their city centres, effectively advertising the town or its special features and attractions.


Advertisements on the Internet which carry the shape of a banner are also commonly called "banners". See web banner for more information. A web banner or banner ad is a form of advertising on the World Wide Web. ...


Protest banners

An anti-American protest banner, Vienna, Austria, 2005. The text translates as "Tie Goliath's hands—he's gone crazy". (Details)
An anti-American protest banner, Vienna, Austria, 2005. The text translates as "Tie Goliath's hands—he's gone crazy". ( Details)

Protest banners are either carried by demonstrators during a protest march, typically at the head of the procession, or fixed to walls, trees or other stationary objects to be read by anyone who happens to pass by. Generally, they tend to be used more frequently by left-wing political activists. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1042 KB)An anti-American protest banner seen at the Volksstimmefest, Vienna, Austria, September 4, 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1042 KB)An anti-American protest banner seen at the Volksstimmefest, Vienna, Austria, September 4, 2005. ... Vienna (German: Wien ) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David faces Goliath in single combat. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1042 KB)An anti-American protest banner seen at the Volksstimmefest, Vienna, Austria, September 4, 2005. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition...


As an art form, the protest banner can have an elaborate design or just consist of a slogan hastily scribbled or sprayed on a piece of canvas, cloth or cardboard. In the August 2003 issue of The Journal of Aesthetics & Protest, Yates Mckee notes that "the protest banner explicitly announces its instrumentality; it is designed for application in the service of an end outside of itself, which is why it is barely afforded the status of a 'medium' in the discourse of art-criticism. Indeed, this relation of means and ends traditionally governs the distinction between 'art' and 'propaganda'." Canvas is an extremely heavy-duty fabric used for making sails, tents, marquees, backpacks, and other functions where sturdiness is required. ... It has been suggested that Textile be merged into this article or section. ... Cardboard is a lay term used to describe a variety of heavy wood-based types of paper, notable for their stiffness and durability. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for August, 2003. ... The Mona Lisa Although today the word art usually refers to the visual arts, the concept of what art is has continuously changed over centuries. ... Art criticism is the study and evaluation of art. ... The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1891-1892). ... Propaganda is a specific type of message presentation directly aimed at influencing the opinions or behavior of people, rather than impartially providing information. ...


See also

Nicholson took the copy Key gave him to a printer, where it was published as a broadside on 17 September 1814 under the title Defence of Fort McHenry, with a note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ... The following are the flags used by the short-lived Confederate States of America. ... Vinyl banners as listed in the International Sign Association guide are a low cost form of outdoor advertising. ... County Clare (Contae an Chláir in Irish) is in the Irish province of Munster. ...

Other uses

  • Banner is the name of a student information system written by Sungard SCT.

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Banner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (715 words)
Banners continued to be used in the Crusades and in many other wars and battles including the American Civil War.
Banners in churches have, in the past, been used mainly for processions, inside or outside of the church building.
The iconography of these banners included mines, mills, factories, but also visions of the future, showing a land where children and adults were well-fed and living in tidy brick-built houses, where the old and sick were cared for, where the burden of work was lessened by new technology, and where leisure time was increasing.
Web banner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (706 words)
The web banner is displayed when a web page that references the banner is loaded into a web browser.
Web banners function the same way as traditional advertisements are intended to function: notifying consumers of the product or service and presenting reasons why the consumer should choose the product in question, although web banners differ in that the results for advertisement campaigns may be monitored real-time and may be targeted to the viewer's interests.
Another way of avoiding banners is to use a proxy server that blocks them, such as Privoxy.
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