About the Designs


Pride

The most widespread Pride Flag design we know today first appeared in 1999. The original was designed by Gilbert Baker in 1978, and contained several extra colours. Due to production and display limitations, this flag was reduced to six colours in 1999, so it could be more widely disseminated.

Each of the six colours of the modern day flag stand for an element of the LGBTQIA+ experience: Red for Life, Orange for Healing, Yellow for Sunlight, Green for Nature, Blue for Harmony and Purple for Spirit.

Combining the colour meanings with my wish to reclaim and own the word "fruit", I decided to make designs of fruits in the colours of the flag. Myself (Martin) and the incredible Martha Hegarty, a graphic designer based in Cork, Ireland, came up with the result you now see on the site!

In the future, we hope to represent more flags and symbols that reflect the diversity of our community and create a platform for the intersectional representation of all our brothers, sisters, siblings and allies. 


References: History of the Gay Pride Flag



Kintsugi


Kintsugi (golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (golden repair) is an ancient form of Japanese pottery restoration. A lacquer is combined with powdered gold to create a beautiful joining material. Rather than attempting to hide breaks, cracks or damages, it draws attention to them. Its past therefore becomes something beautiful, to remind the viewer of the resilience of the object and its beauty in adversity.

We kept this idea for our fruit designs. The golden lines through the designs stands for the hardship that members of the LGBTQIA+ community experience throughout our lives. But, why should we hide these wounds when they've made us the powerful, resilient people we are today? Our history makes us, and how we view that history continues to change us every day. Incorporating the gold lines is a way to own our individual pasts, and be proud of them.