Type With Pride
On 31 March, 2017, Gilbert Baker the creator of the iconic Rainbow Flag sadly passed away. Mr. Baker was both an LGBTQ activist and artist, and was known for helping friends create banners for protests and marches. To honor the memory of Gilbert Baker, NYC Pride partnered with font creation toolmaker Fontself to craft free fonts inspired by the design language of the iconic Rainbow Flag, the typeface was one of the world’s first color fonts and was named 'Gilbert' after Mr. Baker.
The Gilbert font was originally designed for striking headlines and statements that could live on banners for rallies and protests and it is now currently being built out into a whole family of weights and styles. The font is available in two versions, a standard vector font and a color font and has also been transformed into an animated font which is available at Animography.