At the end of June, Gay Pride celebrations take place in cities and towns all over the country. And with the parades and festivals comes the ubiquitous symbol of gay pride: the rainbow flag. Studio 360 thinks it's time for a 21st century gay flag makeover. We asked listeners to suggest their own designs and for the firm Worldstudio to take the case.

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Reimagining the Rainbow

Friday, June 26, 2009

The rainbow flag was designed in 1978 for a gay parade in San Francisco and over the last 30 years it has become the global symbol for gay pride. If the flag were designed in 2009, how would it look? Mark Randall of the design firm Worldstudio accepted the challenge, and he and his team came up ...

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Mizrahi Picks a Winner

Friday, June 26, 2009

Dozens of listeners submitted ideas to Studio 360's Flickr page for the gay flag redesign challenge. And fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi picks his favorite.

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Gay Flag Controversy in Paper Magazine

Friday, June 26, 2009

Our gay pride flag redesign challenge drew lots of great listener entries — and no small amount of criticism (see here and here). Yesterday, Papermag ran an interview with Kurt about the kerfuffle. Why mess with a beloved symbol? Kurt: 'I think it’s an interesting way to make people look more closely ...

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Extreme Makeover: Pride Edition

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The rainbow flag was designed in 1978, at the dawn of the gay pride movement. How would it look if it were designed in 2009? In this Studio 360 design project, design firm Worldstudio took on the challenge. This weekend, Kurt Andersen will talk with the firm's principal, Mark Randall, about ...

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Gay Flag Design Challenge

Friday, June 12, 2009

The rainbow flag was designed in 1978. But how would it be different if it were designed in 2009? Design firm Worldstudio brainstorms ideas and we introduce our celebrity judge, fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi. Join the discussion and submit your new flag designs on our Flickr page.

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Extreme Makeover: Gay Flag

Friday, June 05, 2009

June is Gay Pride month, and rainbow flags will fly over pride events nationwide. But isn't the rainbow a little too... 1978? We’ve commissioned a 21st-century gay flag makeover. Submit your redesign to our Flickr page, and we'll present the best ideas online and on air later this month.

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