Pride Favourites 2018

I have loved writing my mini series of pride-themed blog posts to celebrate this year's Pride Month. So far I have written a list of some amazing LGBTQ+ designers (which featured the creators of the 3 illustrations included above - from top to bottom: Timothy Goodman, Cute Brute and Frances Cannon) and shared my favourite typographic pride project and a little rainbow wishlist.

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A Rainbow Wishlist

The rainbow has been a symbol of LGBTQ+ pride ever since Gilbert Baker designed the iconic rainbow flag 40 years ago. Fun fact: the original flag design had 8 colours rather than 6. Each hue had its own meaning; pink was for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, turquoise for magic, blue for peace and violet for spirit. Nowadays the official pride rainbow has 2 less colours but is more popular than ever, used to decorate celebrations during pride season all over world.

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