Facebook LGBT flags

 

 

  • Year: 2015
  • Category: prints
  • Type: digital prints on cotton

 

26 June, 2015 was a memorable day for homosexual rights.

The Supreme Court of the United States declared same­sex marriages legal.

Soon after the news spread around the world, Facebook created a Temporary Profile Feature consisting in applying an overlay of the rainbow flag on top of profile pictures, by using a special facebook.com/celebratepride page.

The expedient found immediate and enormous response in Facebook users: those days witnessed an overflow of rainbow flags in everyone’s news feed page.

I was impressed by the phenomenon, and I soon designed “Facebook LGBT Flags”, a series of flags depicting Mark Zuckerberg’s profile picture filtered by some of the LGBT pride symbols.

This is a reflection about the way corporations appropriate people’s causes, symbols and codes.

 

 

 


Facebook Homosexual flag, 2015, 150×90 cm, Digital print on cotton

 


Facebook Bear Brotherhood flag, 2015, 150×90 cm, Digital print on cotton

 


Facebook Transgender flag, 2015, 150×90 cm, Digital print on cotton

 


Facebook Agender flag, 2015, 150×90 cm, Digital print on cotton

 


Facebook Asexual flag, 2015, 150×90 cm, Digital print on cotton

 


Facebook Bi flag, 2015, 150×90 cm, Digital print on cotton

 


Facebook Genderfluidity Pride-flag, 2015, 150×90 cm, Digital print on cotton

 


Facebook Transgender flag, 2015, 150×90 cm, Digital print on cotton

 


Facebook Intersex flag, 2015, 150×90 cm, Digital print on cotton

 


Facebook Leather, Latex, and BDSM pride.png” flag, 2015, 150×90 cm, Digital print on cotton

 


Facebook Lipstick lesbian flag, 2015, 150×90 cm, Digital print on cotton

 


Facebook Pansexuality flag, 2015, 150×90 cm, Digital print on cotton

 


Facebook Polysexuality flag, 2015, 150×90 cm, Digital print on cotton