We previously created a banner, and designed and constructed a custom PVC Pipe frame to the banner. It was relatively inexpensive, but it was hard to setup/take down, which resulted in not bringing it to most performances.
I noticed a lot of bands have two vertical (or square) banners on the left and right sides of the stage. We purchased a couple of retractable banners. They're easy to set up, come with a stand and case, and they don't take up much room on stage. I was debating over various designs, but I decided that the simpler, the better. We'll be playing in dark venues with lots of colorful lights. Having a simple design with a white background will make it stand out more. The hope is that this adds to our stage presence, and helps us build our brand. I also created a simple cardboard cutout to promote people adding our band on social media.
Our first banner
|Cool banners, but really busy, and hard to tell the name of the band.|
Our new retractable vertical banner design
The cardboard cutout