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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Redesigning the Gay Flag

We seriously have some doubts about this one. The 6-color rainbow flag that was conceived in 1978 by artist Gilbert Baker has evolved into an iconic symbol for gay pride. Studio360 with Kurt Anderson has asked Worldstudio (as well as listeners) to redesign the gay flag to “bring it into the 21st century?” Are they serious? While their intentions may be good, this design exercise is a bit misguided and feels a bit self serving and presumptuous. Thoughts?

One example of a proposed redesign:

VC poses the following question: Why redesign a symbol that resonates so well with its community? Peek here to see a few of the design concepts proposed.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:43 am  


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