Type With Pride Contest

In May 2017, Fontself and promotional partners Adobe, Ogilvy & Mather, NewFest, NYC Pride & Kinetic invited creatives to design their own banners, posters, videos and signs to celebrate diversity & creativity, based on Gilbert, the tribute font to Gilbert Baker's Rainbow Flag.

Kudos to all participants for submitting such great artwork on Instagram & Behance. Now here are the winning entries for each of the PRINT, MOTION and FREEFORM categories!

Grand Prize Winners


#1 PRINT: Jean Yu

Graphic Designer - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Jean created 6 posters of illustrated characters inspired by the Gilbert font, and went the extra mile with an illustrated portrait of Gilbert Baker as well as a heart-filled poster.


#1 MOTION: Nowy Aratan

Motion Designer - Cavite, Philippines

Nowy designed a cheerful animation with a pop & festive look.

Bring the volume up :)




Designers - New-York, USA

JUDiTH+ROLFE went the DIY approach by crafting a paper-based title, extending this approach with another colorful paperwork design.  



Additional Winners 


#2 PRINT: Clemens Maurer

Art Director & Designer - Berlin, Germany

Clemens designed two posters based on an urban wordplay, and also went visually wild with another illustrated poster


#2 MOTION: Michael Huang

Graphic Designer - Glendale, USA

Michael created animated letters & stripes to simulate the pride march throughout the streets of an isometric city.




#2 FREEFORM: @jilimili, @preusserfrederike, rebecca & SebastianLipp

The team cut and glued 3000+ paper hearts to shape a unique slogan, right on their wall


#3 PRINT: Carolina Lara-Mesa

Graphic Designer - Miami, USA

Carolina blended the color & shapes of an intertwined titling artwork


#3 MOTION: RF Jurjevics & Rehj Cantrell

Brooklyn, USA
RF & Rehj used stop-motion animation to illustrate the craftsmanship required to make the Rainbow Flag as well as the Gilbert font.



#3 FREEFORM: Sharp Fox

Illustrator & Artist

Sharp Fox created illustrated characters to portray some of the colorful people and items of the 2017 Pride March.




3 winners will be picked per category and 1 grand prize winner per category:

- The 3 grand prize winning entries will be showcased on Times Square screens and across New York during Pride Month, throughout June, 2017.

- Grand prize winners will also get a 1-year Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, a 1-year Adobe Stock subscription, plus a Fontself Bundle license for both Illustrator and Photoshop.

- The 6 other prize winners will each get a 1-year Adobe Stock subscription and a Fontself Bundle license for both Illustrator and Photoshop.


The original Gilbert typeface is available for free as OpenType .otf font files or .EPS vector artwork, and an Illustrator .AIT template is also available on Adobe Stock.

See the official contest rules for more details.

Contest sponsor: Fontself
Promotional partners: Adobe, Ogilvy & Mather, NewFest, NYC Pride, Kinetic