Life painted proud
Colours flowing into each other to create each swish represent the different identities within the LGBTQ+ communities.
Creating these swishes with acrylic paint led to surprising results as the colours mixed and merged in unpredictable ways. Photographing the paint and then manipulating them in Photoshop allowed for infinite colourways and shapes. Some swishes were kept in single colours to aid with legibility and to create additional impact when placed against contrasting backgrounds.
Six colours—Red, Orange, Fluorescent Yellow, Mint Green, Purple and Magenta—take inspiration from the six-colour Gilbert Baker flag. With the majority of Prides taking direct reference from the flag, we thought it important to “queer” the colours to reflect the rich history of protest and activism within Deptford and to better represent the event.