A Typeface for Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker

After the recent passing of artist and LGBTQ activist Gilbert Baker—who also created the all-important rainbow flag in 1978—NYC Pride and NewFest teamed up with Ogilvy & Mather and Fontself to create a typeface to honor the very special man. The typeface, called “Gilbert,” follows the flag’s design—with each character using one of its bright colors, albeit semi-transparent. The Ogilvy team says, “People can now …

Photos from NYC’s 2016 Pride March

In a Pride parade that was celebratory as well as heartbreakingly reflective, NYC’s LGBTQIA community and its allies were out in huge numbers yesterday. With some 30K+ people marching and 1.6 million spectators, the march was apparently the biggest in the world. While there were plenty of playful, sparkly and skimpy outfits; rainbows aplenty; dancing and smiling faces; there were also solemn moments. The Gays …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Artists respond to Brexit, Prince's last guitar, iconic NYC buildings in desolate environments and more in this week's look at the web

1. Artists and Designers React to Brexit With emotions running high across the Western world in reaction to the UK’s decision to leave the EU, artists and designers have done what they do best: convey feelings through images. With responses ranging from angry to humorous and heartbroken—it seems the overarching belief in the UK creative community was to remain. 2. The End of the Monster …