All the Colors in the Box

For Typeforce 5, an annual showcase of experimental typography, I used my favorite material - diffraction grating film - to filter a simple white light animation into rainbows.

Artist Statement:

Three years ago I would have said, “No, I’m not gay” and you would have dropped the subject and let me believe I had fooled you. When you feel forced to hide who you are, you project a weak, flickering version of yourself. You’re lightless. Indistinguishable. Imagine how it feels to finally remove the filter.

Animation by my brother, Roy King III