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Designers: Fontself, Akiko Nakashima, Justin Au and Robyn Makinson
Location: Paris, France; New York, NY
Download: Type With Pride
About the face: In late March 2017, the creator of the iconic Rainbow Flag passed away. Gilbert Baker, an LGBTQ activist and artist, designed the flag in 1978 and refused to trademark the symbol, saying that it was for the entire LGBT community.
To celebrate his life, NewFest and NYC Pride partnered with Fontself to create Gilbert, a free font inspired by the Rainbow Flag. The font was originally created for headlines and banners, but is now being developed into an entire font family with varying weights and styles.
Right now the free font is available in two versions: standard vector and a color font (OpenType-SVG), which is compatible with Photoshop CC 2017. Follow @TypeWithPride on Instagram to stay updated with new relases.
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