Stonewall 50: a typeface inspired by the birth of Pride

Feeld’s in-house creative team have collaborated with typeface designer Bobby Tannam to create Stonewall 50, a typeface commemorating one of the most pivotal moments in the fight for LGBTQI+ rights: the 1969 Stonewall uprising. The typeface is being released as a free download to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and Pride.

Inspired by the vernacular, handmade letterforms adorning the placards of the Stonewall protesters, the typeface draws on concepts of personal expression and individuality; it celebrates the beauty and dignity of each human being and the validity of their personal experience of sexuality and gender.

This dynamic typeface comes with three in-built widths and styles, all of which reference the variety of lettering found on Stonewall placards. When used, the font generates a code to randomly select a width and style, resulting in a diverse and visually arresting arrangement of characters.

The typeface can be used to create posters, banners, t-shirts and other materials for Pride parades around the world.

In lieu of payment, please consider giving a donation to Pride in London or your local LGBTQI+ organisation.

Photo by Diana Davies, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library

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