Contemporary banner maker Ed Hallreates striking, richly colored banners for trade unions, campaign groups, and other organizations. Hall started work as an architect in 1968 and became involved with trade union work when his department was threatened with closure under Margaret Thatcher. Shortly after, Hall became a trade union official and began to make posters and banners. He has designed and created banners for over twenty years for organizations committed to social and political causes. His work is in the collection of the Folk Archive at the British Council. His banners have also been exhibited in On the March, People’s History Museum, Manchester (2011) and From One Revolution to Another, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2008).