So some other local (Torontonian) Mad Pridesters and I think it’s best to limit this flag campaign to our fair city, and if people elsewhere wish to adopt the same flag, well, that’s just dandy. Colours can mean different things to different political and/or ethnic groups, and there’s no pleasing everyone, so placing limits is probably best, so that not everyone around the world has to agree with what is decided on, because that is simply impossible.
It was also suggested that entries be drafted in time for Mad Pride Toronto 2012 (in July), and that there be a vote-in, to decide which design is most appropriate/ appreciated. This is not a definite plan just yet, but it could be moved forward in the next little while.
I welcome people of other countries/regions to continue to share their ideas/designs, but keep in mind that it’s looking more and more like the final decision for the Toronto Mad Pride flag will be in… Toronto.
I decided to scrap the cat face altogether, and keep the Cheshire Cat reference implied with the stripes themselves. But I was thinking of doing some drawings of the cat itself, Louis Wain style, to have as art for buttons or whatever.
This simple design could be used in articles of clothing, like socks, sweaters, and leg warmers, just like how the rainbow flag has been used. Here are some fun examples I found on the web:
For now anyway, the stripes alone are my final design.
As always, this is open for further entries, and of course feedback!
So, this is a prototype:
Enough people said they thought it was best to remove the Disneyfied Cheshire Cat face, which I agreed with wholeheartedly. The stripe colours stay with this design (most people agree this colour scheme is more attractive than the yellows, reds and blacks, which were rather harsh). The face here was quickly done in Photoshop with the shape tools. Again, don’t consider this anything more than another idea, for now.
So… what do you like about it? What would you change? How would you change the cat face, or the reference? Should we just be going with the coloured stripes, with no cat features, or would that on its own be too obscure?
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