What's Big Gay Out?

Big Gay Out is an annual pride celebration taking the form of festival put on by the New Zealand Aids Foundation [NZAF] as a part of their Ending HIV initiative!

For 2020 I had the opportunity to do illustration for the main branding (with the guidance of Matthias Bucher, a friend and amazing designer-illustrator) for Big Gay Out.

Originally I entered a contest for designing the upcoming Big Gay Out banner and that developed into working with the team to brainstorm imagery for a large patterning design: The goal was to represent as many diverse queer people as possible as well as fun iconography relating to our culture. Illustrating it was a trip.

The work, square by square in detail

Rainbow Gradient, BGO Punchout

Accessible Contrast, Two Tonal, BGO Filled