Rainbow Calendar 2023 [2022]


             In the honor of 2022 pride month, I designed this rainbow calendar to call attention to the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, especially focusing on the idea of sexuality and gender expression being a spectrum instead of a binary concept.
             I also explored the idea of time-marking primarily by weeks instead of by months. The number of months passing is only indicated on the side by a minimal timeline.

Preface:
            Our brain is primed to categorize things in a binary way. Something is either right or wrong, good or bad, black or white. However, as we age, we are exposed to more and more possibilities, discovering the beauty that lies in the difference among us.
            Why see the world in a black and white way when we have a whole rainbow to enjoy?

            在2022年的同志骄傲月,我设计了这个彩虹日历来唤起人们对 LGBTQ+ 社区权利的关注,彩虹的概念意在传达性取向和性别表达是一个光谱而非二元的概念。
            除此之外,笔者还探索了按星期而非按月标记时间的方式,月份仅通过极简的圆形标记于书页的侧边。

前言:
            我们的大脑习惯以二元对立的方式对事物进行分类,我们常常认为事情不是对的就是错的,不是好的就是坏的,非黑即白。然而,随着年龄的增长,我们便接触到越来越多的可能性,发现存在于人与人之间微妙的差异之美。
            当我们能够欣赏整条彩虹时,为什么还要以黑白的方式看待世界呢?



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