All sunshine and rainbows

There’s no rulebook and no style guide, neither written nor implied. Trust the power of the symbol, wash the world with rainbows.

“In the past, when I had thought of a flag, I saw it as just another icon to lampoon. I had considered all flag-waving and patriotism in general to be a dangerous joke. But that changed in 1976. The American Bicentennial celebration put the focus on the American flag. It was everywhere, from pop art to fine art, from tacky souvenirs to trashy advertising. On every level, it functioned as a message. After the orgy of bunting and hoopla surrounding the Bicentennial, I thought of flags in a new light. … We needed a flag to fly everywhere.”

Gilbert Baker
American artist, gay rights activist, and designer of the rainbow flag