To honor of Gilbert Baker, the creator of the original rainbow pride flag who passed away last month, an arts and media organization teamed up with New York Pride organizers to create a specially designed rainbow font (typeface).
NewFest and NYC Pride worked with artists at Fontself, naming the font “Gilbert.” Baker was an artist and LGBT activist.
“We wanted to create something special that would not just honor Gilbert and his iconic Rainbow Flag but also give the LGBTQ community a fantastic tool to help them create their own banners, posters and signs,” according to a press release posted by LGBT political news/opinion site Joe My God. “People can now raise the Rainbow Flag with every letter they type. By literally embedding the Rainbow Flag into the font we made it possible for everyone around the world to type with pride.”
There is currently a preview version available, which will be changed based on user feedback.
“We are all driven by the same passion for self-expression and creativity. Today, we are releasing a preview version of the font and we will iterate based on the feedback of the community. We will also share behind-the- scenes updates so anyone interested in using the font or creating their own version can learn more about color fonts.”
See and download the font free at: www.typewithpride.com